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Australian Open 2022: Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik Prediction, Preview, Head to Head and Live Stream

World No.20 Gael Monfils will take on Alexander Bublik in the second round of the Australian Open 2022.

Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik

World No. 31 Gael Monfils will lock horns with Alexander Bublik in the second-round of the Australian Open 2022 on Wednesday.

Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik: Match Details

  • TournamentAustralian Open 2022
  • Match: Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 19 January 2022
  • Venue: Melbourne, Australia
  • Surface: Hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $90,000

Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik: Match Preview

Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils is coming into the match after a dominating 6-1,6-1,6-3 victory over Federico Coria in the first round of the Australian Open 2022. At the previous attempt in the tournament in 2021, the Frenchman lost to Emil Ruusuvuori. The former World No.6 picked up his first win in over a year after beating Thiago Seyboth Wild in straight sets in Lyon. The Frenchman then reached the second round of the French Open too, eventually losing to Mikael Ymer. The veteran was last seen at the ATP-500  Adelaide International 1 2022 as he went on to win the tournament, making a strong start to the season despite his injury struggles over the past couple of years.

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik comes off a tough four-set victory over American opponent Ernesto Escobedo in the first round. Bublik has had a torrid time recently, having flopped miserably in the latter portion of the season. Alexander had failed to impress even at his home tournament in St. Petersburg earlier last year, so there is very less reason to be optimistic. His recent form too is not too promising, having lost at the very first match of the ATP-500 Adelaide International to start his 2022.

Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik: Head to Head

Alexander Bublik

Gael Monfils and Alexander Bublik have met each other once, with their meeting in Paris back in 2020 won by Bublik over 4 sets, thus leading the head-to-head 1-0.

Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik: Match Predictions

Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils will be the definite favourite going into this match. The World No.20 is currently both the better-ranked player and the player in the better form, having already won a title at the start of the new season. Meanwhile, Bublik has been struggling recently, which was also visible in his first-round victory. The World No.39 would be a massive underdog going into this clash.

Match Prediction-  Monfils to win in four sets.

Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik: Broadcast and Live stream details

  • Africa- beIN Sports, Supersports
  • Australia- Nine and Stan Sport
  • China- CCTV, GreatSports Media
  • Japan- WOWOW
  • Malaysia- beIN Sports
  • New Zealand- Sky
  • Singapore- beIN Sports
  • Europe- Eurosport, Servus TV
  • India and subcontinent- Sony Six
  • Latin America and Caribbean- ESPN International
  • Middle East- beIN Sports
  • Canada- TSN/RDS
  • North America- ESPN
  • United Kingdom- Eurosport

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