The only Romanian tennis player who manages to maintain a high level in the ATP circuit, Marius Copil, had a lot of luck at the Australian Open draw and will meet an experienced player, in the person of the Frenchman Gilles Simon. Live on one of the Eurosport channels and most likely live streaming within this bookmaker. Whoever will qualify in the second round will have the winner of the Carreno-Busta-Kubler winner.
Attaining 57th place in the ATP rankings and also at the age of 33, Gilles Simon is present for the 13th time at the Australian Open. So far, his best result is the stage of the quarterfinals, where he has only once in 2009.
Last year, it was eliminated in the 3rd round by Canadian Milos Raonic in 4 sets.
2018 started excellent for the French, given that he was forced to compete in Pune, but was eliminated in the first round of Sydney by Jared Donaldson.
Present for the second time on the main picture at the first Grand Slam of the year, after 2015 managed to pass the qualifying and to stop in the 2nd round, Marius Copil hopes to make a beautiful figure in this year, especially since it comes after 2017.
Last year at the AO, the novel failed to pass the qualifying phase, being defeated in the first round by Alex Bolt.
The beginning of the year was not a promising one for our conational, considering that it was unexpectedly eliminated from Pune since the first round by Laslo Djere.
The two tennis players will face the 2 nd time, after having won an unexpected victory with the score of 7-5, 6-3 in 2014 in Brisbane (also on the outdoor hard).
My tip for Gilles Simon – Marius Copil
Despite the fact that bookmakers see him as a French favorite, I think Marius is able to deal with him at least in the first set, especially if they consider our country’s service.
I bet on a first balanced set with at least 10 games played because the novel is a tennis player who likes the fast surfaces, serving very strongly and precisely, both with the first service and the second and often going up to the net to finish fast points. Gilles is very good at returning, but I do not see him pushing the game yet, and he’s aging, he’s not as good as a few years ago.
Moreover, in their previous dispute, when Simon was at a higher level than now, we had a first set with “extensions”, ended after 12 games, in which Child served very well.