Daniel Evans vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
ATP Monte-Carlo 2021 - Apr, 17th 2021.
Closing odds - money line
D. Evans vs S. Tsitsipas - Point by Point
1Set 1 - Game 10-15, 0-30, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40.0-1
2Set 1 - Game 20-15, 15-15, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40, 40-40, A-40.1-1
3Set 1 - Game 315-0, 15-15, 15-30, 15-40.1-2
4Set 1 - Game 40-15, 0-30, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, 40-A.1-3
5Set 1 - Game 515-0, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 40-30.2-3
6Set 1 - Game 60-15, 15-15, 30-15, 40-15, 40-30, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, 40-A.2-4
7Set 1 - Game 70-15, 0-30, 15-30, 15-40.2-5
8Set 1 - Game 80-15, 0-30, 0-40.2-6
9Set 2 - Game 10-15, 0-30, 0-40.0-1
10Set 2 - Game 20-15, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40, 40-40, A-40.1-1
11Set 2 - Game 30-15, 15-15, 15-30, 15-40.1-2
12Set 2 - Game 40-15, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 30-40.1-3
13Set 2 - Game 515-0, 30-0, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40.1-4
14Set 2 - Game 60-15, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40, 40-40, 40-A.1-5
15Set 2 - Game 70-15, 0-30, 0-40.1-6
FTFINAL SCORE0 - 226 16
D. Evans vs S. Tsitsipas Predictions (from BetzCenter's Experts)
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Another Day, Another Upset Win for Evans?
Daniel Evans said recently that he wasn't looking forward that much to the upcoming clay court season. He may have different views now after beating Novak Djokovic and David Goffin in the past two days. Now he takes on the fourth seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Monte Carlo Master semi-final.
Before this week, Evans didn't have a clay court record to be that proud of. Never had he got past the first round in the French Open. No wins in Madrid or Rome either, so he wasn't expected to fare that well in the next few weeks. That opinion was backed up by a first round exit in Cagliari last week. How that has all changed with this amazing run to the semi-finals.
He's currently the world number 33 but he's likely to be up to 26th when the new list is produced. That will equal his best ever ranking but a win here will see him rise even higher. Evans is having a busy time in Monte Carlo, he 's also in the doubles semi-final but it's his singles results that are the most surprising.
His 2021 wasn't going too well regardless of what surface he had been playing on. Yes, he won a tournament in Melbourne at the start of th year but it'd been a struggle after that. He lost in the first round of the Australian Open and just one win in the last four tournaments didn't bode well at all. How wrong we all were though. He had a tough three setter against Dusan Lajovic in the first round. Then came the astonishing win over the world number one Novak Djokovic.
With matches coming around so soon, there was always the danger Evans might struggle on Friday. He lost the first set to 11th seeded David Goffin but fought back to win the next two sets and reach the last four. His record against Stefanos Tsitsipas is not promising. The pair have met twice, both in 2020. Evans lost both in straight sets, winning just nine games. Their most recent meeting was on clay in Hamburg, with Evans losing 6-3 6-1. Now he seems to have worked out how to play on clay, he might win a few more games on Saturday.
Ultra Consistent Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas will be hoping that he's not the next victim of this surprise Evans run. He hasn't had an easy draw in Monte Carlo but has been playing well. The Greek world number five had straight sets wins over Aslan Karatsev and Cristian Garin. That took him into a quarter final against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. He took the first set 7-5 and then his opponent retired, taking Tsitsipas into the semi-final.
This is his fourth semi-final of the year but he's only reached one final in 2021. That was in Mexico when losing to Alexander Zverev. Tsitsipas may be Greek but Monte Carlo is his home now. How he'd love to win this tournament after before this year never having made it past the third round. His record on clay is good, with a run to the last four of the French Open last year. He also made it to the final of the 2019 Madrid Open.
It's going to be mighty hard for Evans to take a third major scalp in as many days. His opponent has been ultra-consistent this year and is pressing Dominic Thiem hard for the world number four position. Go for the Greek to get the win here in straight sets.