ATP Sofia quarter-finals: Value on Tsitsipas to take down Monfils

João Mourato

Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:42 PM UTC

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 9:42 PM UTC

Join us while we go through the best value bets for this Friday’s action at the Sofia Open quarter-finals.

<h2>Gael Monfils (7) vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas (2)</h2><p>Stefanos Tsitsipas returned to competition this Thursday for the first time since his stunning run to the semi-finals of the Australian Open. The 20-year-old showed some of his best tennis to take down Jan-Lennard Struff on his debut at the Sofia Open. Known as one of the most talented young players on the ATP Tour, Tsitsipas fired 10 aces and saved the only break point he faced in the 89-minute match. Playing on indoor brings the best out of Stefanos with the Greek superstar winning 85.71% of the matches on these conditions since October.</p><p>Tsitsipas will next face Gael Monfils, who advanced to the quarter-finals of the Sofia Open after a 7-5, 6-3 win over Mikhail Kukushkin. The Frenchman hasn’t dropped a set so far this week but was far from convincing in his first two matches on this event. Monfils only won 50.90% of the points behind his second serve with an average of 0.62 double faults per service game. Adding to this, the 32-year-old lost 24 of his last 31 matches when priced above even money.</p><p>This will be the second meeting between these two players with Tsitsipas defeating Gael in their only previous encounter at the 2018 Shanghai Rolex Masters.</p><p>The bookmakers are well aware of Stefanos’ lead on their head-to-head with the No.2 seed as the favourite to win this match <a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betway &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 1.62 with Betway</a>. Monfils is one of the greatest athletes in tennis history but this is a difficult matchup for him. Tsitsipas has the firepower to outplay the Frenchman and the low-bouncing surface in Sofia will play into the Greek’s hands. With this in mind, our suggestion is to add Tsitsipas’ moneyline to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this contest.</p>
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