ATP Vienna 2021: Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live stream

Eighth seed Diego Schwartzman will lock horns against Gael Monfils in the Round of 16 of the ATP 500 event at Vienna.

Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils
Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils

Diego Schwartzman will be up against Gael Monfils in the second round of the 2021 Erste Bank Open. Schwartzman is ranked 16th in the world while Monfils is the World No.21.

Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils: Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Vienna 2021
  • Match: Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils
  • Round: 2nd Round
  • Date: October 28, 2021
  • Prize money: $38,338
  • Venue: Vienna, Austria
  • Surface: Indoor Hardcourt

Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils: Preview

Diego Schwartzman
Diego Schwartzman

After the highs from last season, Diego Schwartzman has had a relatively poor year. He reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros but bowed out of the third round at Wimbledon. He then reached the Round of 16 of US Open and followed it up with consecutive quarterfinal appearances at San Diego Open and Indian Wells Masters.

Last week in Antwerp, he made it to the final of the European Open where he lost to Jannik Sinner in straight sets. In the first round at Vienna this week, he got the better of Italian Fabio Fognini in straight sets 6-2,7-5.

Frenchman Gael Monfils has finally found form after a poor start to the season. After bowing out of the second round at Wimbledon, he reached the quarterfinal of the Toronto Masters and then reached the Round of 16 at Cincinnati Masters. He then reached the third round at Flushing Meadows and had a semifinal outing at the Moselle Open.

At the Sofia Open, he reached the first final of the season where he lost to Jannik Sinner. This week in Vienna, he had a good first round win in straight sets against Italian youngster Lorenzo Musetti.

Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils: Head-to-Head

Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils

This will be the fifth meeting between the duo. The H2H stands deadlock at 2-2. They last met at this very event two years ago where Schwartzman won in straight sets.

Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils: Prediction

Diego Schwartzman
Diego Schwartzman

Both the players are in good form off late and are coming with good results in Vienna. So there is no clear favorite to win but the Argentine played some really good tennis last week in Antwerp which puts him slightly ahead of Monfils. Expect a thrilling match with Schwartzman just edging past the Frenchman.

Prediction: Schwartzman to win in three sets.

Diego Schwartzman vs Gael Monfils: Live Streaming and Where to Watch

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