TennisSection previews the 2021 French Open as Gael Monfils (14) meets Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 128 on Tuesday, June 1st 2021.
Will Albert Ramos-Vinolas be able to continue performing well on clay in 2021 as he looks to cause the upset? Will Gael Monfils improve and get some positive results under his belt after a very tough time trying to get his game back to its best this year? Both players can win this match here at Roland Garros if they are playing at their best, but only one will. Who will make their way to the Round of 64 of the 2021 French Open?
Albert Ramos-Vinolas has been playing some strong tennis on clay in 2021, getting one title under his belt, and making his way to the Quarter and Semi-finals of many tournaments as well due to his amazing stamina, consistency in shot range, and movement around the court. However, just last week at the Parma Open, Albert Ramos-Vinolas lost in his first match against Norbert Gombos in 3 sets. Albert should really be winning those sorts of matches the week before Roland Garros as it is very important preparation. However, I am sure he will know what he needs to improve here if he wants to put up a challenge against Gael Monfils in the Round of 128 against Gael Monfils.
Gael Monfils has returned to the ATP Tour this year, after taking time off after the Australian Open as he was in terrible form. Gael, since he came back, has gone 1-3 in his clay court matches, and he will have to ensure he consistent if he wants to be able to shine as he used to in the past. Gael Monfils has one of the most entertaining playing styles to watch when he is at his best, but he will need some more time to reach that level and give us that entertainment. Gael Monfils will know he now has a very tough challenge in Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 128 of the 2021 French Open as the Spaniard loves clay, but if there is anyone who can just bring out a superb performance when we least expect it, it is Gael Monfils.
Gael Monfils and Albert Ramos-Vinolas have met 6 times before, with Gael Monfils leading the head to head 4-2. They last met in 2019 for 4 of their 6 encounters and they went 2-2. On clay, they are 1-1. This match is definitely going to be a tight one, as they are both aiming to find their best form in this match in the Round of 128 at Roland Garros 2021, however, because we are in France, I see Gael Monfils coming out on top here. The French crowd will give all their energy to Gael through their cheers, and Gael always likes to entertain at home. It will most likely be a 4 or 5 setter, but I expect Gael to get a big win for his confidence under his belt here.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Gael Monfils to Win.