Tsonga vs. Pouille
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to his third Montpellier semi-final after a 6 – 4 7 – 6 win over Andrey Rublev. The young Russian couldn’t find the answer to Tsonga’s powerful serve with Rublev winning only 33.33% of the points played on his opponent’s serve. On the other hand, the No.3 seed ended the match with an impressive average of 1.18 aces per service game. At the age of 32, Tsonga is trying to reach his first ever final at the Open Sud de France after a disappointing defeat against Alexander Zverev in the 2017 edition.
Lucas Pouille continues to impress in Montpellier. Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, the 23-year-old didn’t experience any major problems on his quarter-finals clash against Benoit Paire with a 6 – 1 6 – 4 win. Adding to this, playing on Indoor Hard Court brings the best out of Lucas with the world No.17 winning 80.00% of his last 10 matches on this surface.
This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Tsonga leading on the h2h by 2 – 1.
Regardless of this Saturday’s outcome one thing is certain, we’ll have a French player in the final. Despite Pouille’s undeniable talent, it’s always hard to bet against Tsonga on these fast conditions. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on the more experienced of the two at 77/100 at Pinnacle while 5Dimes offers 6/5 for Pouille’s victory.
Best Play: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ML at 77/100 at Pinnacle