Gerasimov vs Simon: does the Frenchman have a chance?
On July 24, Egor Gerasimov goes against Gilles Simon in the first round of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Does the Frenchman have a chance to win this match? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Gerasimovis not having a good season. However, he definitely can deliver at the Tokyo Olympics. Egor got quite lucky with the draw: his side of the bracket is not too difficult. Also, the Belarusian player is very comfortable on hard, this is his preferred surface. Egor won three matches out of seven on hard courts this season.
Simon's performance in the current season is shocking: he has won only 2 matches out of 15. This is probably the worst result for Gilles in his entire career. Nevertheless, we believe that Simon will try very hard to show good results at the Olympics in Tokyo because this will be his last Olympic Games.
Gerasimov has played 2 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
More than 9.5 games were played in the first set in 4 of Simon's last 5 matches.
Simon has failed one tournament after another this season. The French tennis player is not in the best shape right now. However, we still suggest playing his victory in the upcoming match. Gerasimov is not the strongest opponent. Plus, this will be the last Olympics for Gilles, so he will probably give his best in Tokyo.
Our prediction - Simon to win.
Most likely, we are in for a long duel. Neither Gerasimov nor Simon are at the peak of their form, and their results have been disappointing this season. We believe that the match between them will have three sets.
Second prediction - total over 22 games.