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Kevin Anderson vs Gael Monfils Predictions & Tips - Monfils to progress to the Round of 16

  • The match will take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California
  • The game is on Wednesday 13th October 2021
  • The two players have met on six previous occasions
  • Anderson defeated Sonego in the second round
  • Monfils beat Mager in the second round
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South Africa's Kevin Anderson is tipped to lose to Gael Monfils (Getty Images)
Brad Newcomb 12 Oct 2021
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Kevin Anderson vs Gael Monfils Predictions & Tips - Monfils to progress to the Round of 16

  • The match will take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California
  • The game is on Wednesday 13th October 2021
  • The two players have met on six previous occasions
  • Anderson defeated Sonego in the second round
  • Monfils beat Mager in the second round


Kevin Anderson vs Gael Monfils Preview & Tips


Monfils to maintain his unbeaten record against Anderson on the hard courts and end the South African's run at Indian Wells.
  • Kevin Anderson vs Gael Monfils Preview & Tips
  • Head To Head
  • Kevin Anderson Form
  • Gael Monfils Form

  • Monfils leads Anderson 3-0 on the hard courts
  • Monfils reached the final of the Sofia Open
  • Monfils return games won percentage better than Anderson's

Head To Head


Gael Monfils has a 5-1 lead over Kevin Anderson in matches played on the ATP tour.

They last met in the round of 16 at Wimbledon in 2018, when Anderson won in four close sets. Before that victory, Anderson had never defeated Monfils.

Importantly, Monfils holds a 3-0 lead over Anderson on the hard courts, although their last meeting on this surface was back in 2016.

Kevin Anderson Form


After his opening-round victory, Kevin Anderson put in another solid performance against 17th seed Lorenzo Sonego at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. 

Anderson emerged as the winner in two tough tie-breakers, 7-6(9/7) 7-6(7/3), after two hours and seven minutes of play. The former 2017 U.S. Open finalist slammed 10 aces and hit 31 winners during the second-round match. 

Kevin Anderson must be feeling confident in his current game-play heading into the third round against Monfils and will look to secure his first victory against the Frenchman on the hard courts.

Gael Monfils Form


Gael Monfils recently competed in the final of the Sofia Open in Bulgaria, losing in straight sets to rising star Jannik Sinner of Italy.

Before that loss, he had reached the semi-finals in Metz and the quarter-finals in Canada.

Monfils comfortably beat Gianluca Mager of Italy 6-4 6-2 in the round of 64 at the BNP Paribas Open. The 14th seed now has a total of 12 wins out of his last 17 matches. 

Gael Monfils can compete with Anderson's big serve, as he has a record of 28% return games won for the season on hard courts, compared to Anderson's 5%. 
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Verdict

Gael Monfils to progress past Kevin Anderson in two close sets at Indian Wells.

Best Bet: Monfils To Win $1.44 at Bookmaker - 5 Units
Value Bet: Monfils 2-0 Set Betting $2.10 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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