Date: on the 27th of May, 2019 (Monday)
Match start: 10:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Roland Garros. France.
One of the predictions on the 27th of May on the first circle of Roland Garros will be made on the match between Reilly Opelka and Kristoffer Garin.
Opelka this year has managed to keep the place in the first 100th world ranking. It became possible thanks to victory in a tournament in New York. But the American is not so successful playing on clay court. Despite the fact that Opelka has rather powerful serves, this doesn’t always help him with matches on this court surface.
Reilly has gained only several wins in the main grid of competitions on this court surface. However, in the majority of these matches he was playing only until the tie-break.
Garin has rushed in the ATP top-50 rating and now takes the 37th place. It became possible thanks to the successful game of the Chilean on clay court. At the beginning of March he visited the final in São Paulo where he has lost to Guido Pella. And in April Garin won the tournament in Houston, having won final match over Casper Ruud.
On the European court Garin has played not so many matches, but, despite this fact he has managed to get into the third round of Barcelona and also became the champion in Munich.
Opelka won over Garin in two sets on Americam court in 2018.
Opelka has won five matches on clay court this year. Garin has won 18.
Opelka is building his game around powerful first serve. But it doesn’t have such significance on this court surface as it has on faster surfaces. It is unlikely that in a match against Garin this component will help significantly. The Chilean is brilliant on returns therefore we consider that Garin will get the victory.