Struff vs Monteiro: who has a better chance to win?
On July 24, Jan-Lennard Struff takes on Thiago Monteiro in the first round of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Who will be the winner? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Struff is the biggest disappointment of the current season. We are not sure what caused such a dip in the German's performance, but Jan-Lennard is not like himself this year. He was eliminated from all most recent tournaments right at the start: this happened in Mallorca, at Wimbledon, and in Hamburg. But we also have to point out, that before these tournaments, he played really well in Munich and even got into the final.
Monteiro's tour is going as badly as Struff's. If the coaches of the brazil Olympic team had a choice, they definitely wouldn't have sent Thiago to Tokyo. First of all, Monteiro is terribly out of form. He can't show good results even on his preferred surface, clay. Secondly, the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is held on hard, and Thiago has never achieved any serious success on this surface.
Monteiro has played 5 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
More than 9.5 games were played in the first set in 3 of Struff's last 5 matches.
This is the case when it is worth playing against the favorite. Struff hasn't been in good shape for a while, therefore, we believe that Monteiro has a very good chance of upsetting Jan-Lennard. Thiago had already defeated the German player before.
Our prediction - Monteiro to win.
Three head-to-head matches between tennis players ended in two sets. There is no reason to believe that this match will be different: we think, the winner will be decided in two sets.
Second prediction - total under 23 games.