Ranked at no.161 in the World, the 20 year old Frenchman ,Hugo Gaston, is one for the future. A natural on clay, he reached the 4th round of the French Open last year. He didn’t do too badly on hard courts either, qualifying for the main draw of the Australian Open. Ranked no.232 in singles, and no, 40 in doubles, it’s safe to say that the Australian Max Purcell is more comfortable in doubles. In Fact he reached the finals of the Australian Open doubles too in 2020. But, like his adversary, he too qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open last year.
- Date: 11th January, 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021 qualifiers
- Fixture: Hugo Gaston vs Max Purcell
- Round: First Round
- Venue: Doha, Qatar
- Category: Grand Slam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
Hugo Gaston vs Max Purcell : Match Preview
At 20, Hugo Gaston has already shown promise on the tour. In Paris last year, he gave a great account of himself. And was impressive in the way he beat Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka. He will definitely be a handful with his left handed serve and array of drop shots. Max Purcell has great hands and is good at the nets. The hard courts of Doha will suit him too. But he has to concentrate hard as his game is more finetuned to doubles.
Hugo Gaston vs Max Purcell : Head-to-Head
Gaston and Purcell have never met on the ATP tour. So their record stands at 0-0.
Hugo Gaston vs Max Purcell : Match Prediction
Gaston has a lot of quality and that will come to the forefront against Max Purcell. Gaston will take this.
Match Prediction: Gaston in straight sets.