TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Gael Monfils takes on Federico Coria in the Round of 128 on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021.
Will Federico Coria get one of the biggest wins of his career as he aims to show everyone that he is not just a challenger tour level player? Will Gael Monfils show us how strong he can be, especially after the strong month of tennis he has shown? Both players are entertainers and will give it their all here, but only one will make their way to the Round of 64 of the 2021 US Open. Who will it be?
Federico Coria has been in very good form recently, winning the Salzburg Challenger and then going to the Swedish Open and reaching the Final. Once he came onto the hard courts of the Winston-Salem Open, he also beat the up and coming Lorenzo Musetti which we did not expect. Federico is not to be underestimated as he is a great mover on the court and he has been able to find some form over the last year. However, he is at his best in clay court conditions and now that he is on hard courts here at the 2021 US Open, he will havew to raise his level even more that he meets the very tough Gael Monfils.
Gael Monfils has been in great form in his last two tournaments, going 4-2 at the Toronto and Cincinnati Open, allowing him to reach the great achievement of 500 wins on the ATP Tour. Gael Monfils is finally showing us the tennis we have been desperately been waiting to see from the Frenchman, and he will be working hard to ensure he is ready to go as far as possible here at the 2021 US Open. Gael is so good on his serve, forehand, and backhand when he is in form and confident, and he will be hoping to find this momentum in this opening match against Federico Coria as it would set him up strongly for a run here at the 2021 US Open.
Gael Monfils and Federico Coria have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. Federico has been in good form over the last month or so, but he is still nowhere near the level required to beat such an experienced and higher ranked opponent in Gael Monfils. Monfils has shown he still has it, and he is finding his form again, so he will win this match in my opinion through his amazing flat hitting shots in these hard court conditions. However, Federico might be able to catch Monfils at a slump moment during the match and steal one set. At the end of the day, Gael will still make his way to the Round of 64 of the 2021 US Open.
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