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Monte-Carlo Masters 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Laslo Djere preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick

Stefanos Tsitsipas (L) and Laslo Djere.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (L) and Laslo Djere.
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Match Details

Fixture: (3) Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Laslo Djere

Date: 14 April 2022

Tournament: Monte-Carlo Masters 2022

Round: Third round (round of 16)

Venue: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Category: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Clay

Prize money: โ‚ฌ5,802,475

Match timing: Not before 12 pm local time, 6 am ET, 11 am BST, 3:30 pm IST

Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | UK - Amazon Prime Video | India - Voot


Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Laslo Djere preview

Tsitsipas at the 2022 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
Tsitsipas at the 2022 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas will take on Laslo Djere in the third round of the 2022 Monte-Carlo Masters on Thursday.

After a strong start to the year in which he reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and Acapulco, and the final in Rotterdam, Tsitsipas has gone off the boil. The Greek lost in the third round of the Indian Wells Open and the fourth round in Miami.

After a first-round bye in Monte-Carlo, Tsitsipas commenced his title defense against 2019 champion Fabio Fognini. The World No. 5 made a statement, brushing aside the Italian 6-3, 6-0.

Defending champ looking sharp ๐Ÿ’Ž@steftsitsipas sprints past Fognini 6-3 6-0 to reach R3 at the #RolexMCMasters https://t.co/y06735mndu
Laslo Djere at the 2022 Australian Open.
Laslo Djere at the 2022 Australian Open.

Laslo Djere has also struggled for consistency this season. After reaching the quarterfinals in his first tournament of the year in Adelaide, the Serb managed just one win in his next six tournaments. However, he bounced back at the Grand Prix Hassan, notching up his best performance of the season by reaching the semifinals.

He scored his first-ever victory at the Monte-Carlo Masters by defeating Maxime Cressy in the opening round in three sets. The Serb then defeated 16th seed Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the third round of a Masters 1000 tournament for the third time in his career and the first time since 2019.


Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Laslo Djere head-to-head

Tsitsipas leads Djere 1-0 in the head-to-head. He defeated the Serb in two tight sets at the Mexican Open in February this year.


Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Laslo Djere odds

PlayerMoneylineHandicap Bets
Stefanos Tsitsipas-750-1.5 (-250)
Laslo Djere+475+1.5 (+175)

All odds are sourced from BetMGM.


Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Laslo Djere prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2022 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2022 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Taking their recent form into consideration, Tsitsipas will be the firm favorite heading into this encounter.

However, Djere is a dangerous player on clay. Both of his wins over top-10 players have come on this surface and his best results have also been on the red dirt (titles in Rio and Sardegna and third round at Roland Garros).

Djere was tested in the opening round against Cressy and faced some resistance in the second round against Lorenzo Sonego as well. The Serb led 5-1 in the opening set but lost the next three games. If he squanders such opportunities against Tsitsipas, he might find himself heading for another early exit.

Tsitsipas, who has developed into a fine claycourter himself, played quite well in his opening match against Fognini. He adapted well to the chilly and windy conditions in Monte-Carlo and secured a commanding win.

The Greek was able to confound the Italian with the angles he created off both wings. His serve was also on point for the majority of the contest.

Djere could trouble the Greek with his consistent shot-making and defensive skills, but the defending champion is formidable on clay and should be able to advance.

Pick: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in straight sets.


Also Check Out :-Monte Carlo Masters 2022 Results


Edited by Keshav Gopalan
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