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ATP Open Sud de France 2020: Day 4, Schedule, Preview, Prediction and Order of Play

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Modified 06 Feb 2020, 02:55 IST

Tournament top seed Gael Monfils will be hoping for a deep run here
Tournament top seed Gael Monfils will be hoping for a deep run here

The action continues on Day 4 of the Sud de France Open 2020 at Montpellier after a few surprising results opened up the event, which is part of the ATP World Tour 250 series.

Adrian Mannarino of France defeated Alexei Popyrin of Australia 6-0, 6-7, 6-0 and will take on top seed Gael Monfils.

Former World No. 12 Feliciano Lopez of Spain got past eighth-seeded Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-1 while Frenchman Richard Gasquet beat his compatriot Simon Gilles 6-4, 6-4.

Gasquet, who returned to action after missing the Australian Open through injury, surprised spectators who expected the 33-year-old to be more circumspect in his comeback match.

He will now take on Lopez in the last-16, who delighted his fans with a win over Auckland Open champion Humbert.

David Goffin will also be in action on Day 4. Goffin had a decent stint at Melbourne, where he reached the third round before losing to Andrey Rublev in a tight four-setter. He has since moved up one place in the ATP rankings into the top ten after last week's events.

David Goffin has moved a place into the ATP
David Goffin has moved a place into the ATP's top ten rankings after the Australian Open

Goffin is seeded second at Montpellier and consequently received a bye to the second round, where he will face Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.

The Russian-born 22-year-old fought his way past Henri Laaksonen in three sets but is expected to find it hard matching a player of Goffin's calibre.

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Also, on Day 4, Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori takes on Norbert Gombos of Slovakia while Mikael Ymer of Sweden seeded 76th plays Serbia's Filip Krajinovic.

Last but certainly not least, fifth-seed Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada is set to face Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France in the Round of 16.


Here is the ATP Open Sud de France Schedule for Day 4:

Mikael Ymer vs Filip Krajinovic - Approx 16:30 (IST)

PredictionMikael Ymer to win in three sets

Alexander Bublik vs David Goffin - Approx 18:30 (IST)

Prediction: David Goffin to win in two sets

Richard Gasquet vs Feliciano Lopez - Approx 19:50 (IST)

Prediction:  Richard Gasquet to win in two sets

Emil Ruusuvuori vs Norbert Gombos - Approx 21:30 (IST)

PredictionEmil Ruusuvuori to win in three sets

Felix Auger Aliassime vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert - Approx 23:30 (IST)

Prediction: Felix Auger Aliassime to win in two sets

Gael Monfils vs Adrian Mannarino - Approx 00:50 (IST) on Friday

PredictionGael Monfils to win in three sets

Published 06 Feb 2020, 02:55 IST
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