Date: on the 27th of May, 2019 (Monday)
Match start: 10:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Roland Garros. France.
The first round of Roland Garros will be held between Filip Krajinović and Frances Tiafoe.
Krajinović didn’t get into the main gid of the best clay court tournaments this season because of the low rating place. Filip decided not to play qualifications and decided to have a rest.
Because of this, he participated in competitions in Budapest, Sophia Antipolis and Heilbronn. On the first two tournaments the Serbian visited the final where he lost to Matteo Berrettini and Dustin Brown. Krajinović won the match in Germany.
Last year Filip has missed the whole clay court season, without having played any match.
Tiafoe also didn’t have good time on the European court. But still he has gained several wins nevertheless it is not what the American wanted to achieve before the start of the season.
Frances has demonstrated rather quite good game in frames of the competitions in Estoril. Then Tiafoe has won over Kukushkin and Nishioka but lost in the quarterfinal to Pablo Cuevas. Similar situation could be seen in Madrid. Having won over Kohlschreiber and Basilashvili , Tiafoe didn’t manage to oppose anything to Nadal (4-6, 3-6).
Filip Krajinović on hard court won over Frances Tiafoe in three sets in 2015.
The Serbian has won on clay court 18 matches this year. Opelka has won four matches.
For Krajinović clay court is considered to be more profile surface. Tiafoe is doing better on hard court. In Europe the American doesn’t demonstrate good results therefore we doubt that he will manage to win over the Serbian.