On May 23, at 17:00 Moscow time, Harris will play against Gasquet in the first round of Roland Garros. Will the South African be able to overcome the experienced Richard? Bookmakers are leaning towards the victory of the Frenchman.
Lloyd George Harris
Harris is a 25–year-old South African tennis player, the 37th racket of the world. The season started very poorly, giving out a series of five defeats in a row, which was interrupted by a victory over Bagnis in the second round of the Masters in Indian Wells. Then there was a good result at the Masters in Miami (4th round), but on the ground in four tournaments out of five I lost in the first round.
Gasquet is a 35–year-old French tennis player, the 75th racket of the world. He has not shone at major tournaments for a long time, and the last more or less serious result was shown at the tournament in Dubai in 2019, reaching the 1/4 finals. The TBSH has not been able to go beyond the third round since the summer of 2016. The current season is going well, showing good results at the ATP-250 tournaments: 1/4 finals in Montpellier, Marrakech and Estoril, as well as the semifinals in Geneva.
Personal meeting statistics
The only face-to-face meeting remained for Gasquet: 7-6, 6-4. It was a first-round match at the Dubai tournament in 2020.
- The 3rd round at the Barcelona tournament this season is Harris' best result on clay.
- The 2nd round (2019, 2020, 2021) is Harris' best result at Roland Garros.
- 1/4 finals in 2016 – Gasquet's best result at Roland Garros.
Forecast from LiveResult.ru
Gasquet has prepared very well for Roland Garros, and the semi-final in Geneva only confirms this. By the way, in the second round he beat no one, but Medvedev himself (6-2, 7-6), allowing him to make only one break. As for Harris, his achievements on the ground are very modest, and this applies both to the current season and to his career as a whole. We think the Frenchman will win a landslide victory in three or four games.