Wimbledon 2021: Gael Monfils vs Christopher O’Connell Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Gael Monfils of France will face Christopher O'Connell of Australia in the first round at Wimbledon 2021.

Monfils vs O'Connell
Monfils vs O'Connell

In the first round of Wimbledon 2021, Frenchman Gael Monfils will face Australian Christopher O’Connell.

Gael Monfils vs Christopher O’Connell : Match Details

TournamentWimbledon 2021
MatchGael Monfils vs Christopher O’Connell
RoundFirst Round
DateJune 28, 2021
Prize Money$67,751
VenueWimbledon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Gael Monfils vs Christopher O’Connell: Preview

Christopher O'Connell
Christopher O’Connell

Gael Monfils‘ season hasn’t started off well for the Frenchman. In either of the 2021 tournaments, he has not advanced past the quarterfinals. His unconventional playing approach isn’t benefiting him much. Monfils defeated Albert Ramos-Violas in four sets at the French Open, saving a set point in the second set tie-break. He was defeated in the second round by Mikael Ymer. Monfils swiftly moved on to grass after the clay season. Monfils’ struggles continued at the 2021 Halle Open, where he was eliminated in the first round by Lloyd Harris. Following that, Monfils swiftly moved on to the 2021 Eastbourne International. He was eliminated in the first round once more, this time to qualifier Max Purcell.

O’Connell began his 2021 season in the 2021 Great Ocean Road Open, where he advanced to the second round. The following week, after being granted a third wildcard at the Australian Open, O’Connell won an upset first round victory against Jan-Lennard Struff before losing in the second round to Moldovan Radu Albot. Christopher O’Connell had a wildcard in the main draw of the 2021 French Open and lost in the first round against Tommy Paul in a five-set encounter. In June, he also qualified for the first time in his career for the main draw of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships – Men’s Singles.

Gael Monfils vs Christopher O’Connell: Head to Head

The two would clash for the first time at Wimbledon in 2021.

Gael Monfils vs Christopher O’Connell: Prediction

Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils

The Frenchman has been playing high-level tennis for many years. We believe he has the experience to overcome the Australian in straight sets.

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