After the final of the tournament at Eastbourne, Gilles Simon will play again with Feliciano Lopez, but now, in the first leg of Wimbledon, the match being held on grass. A few days ago, Lopez succeeded to win the tournament at Eastbourne with a score of 2-1 against Gilles Simon. The Spanish man took his rematch after their confrontation at Rotterdam, where Simon won. Now, of course, Lopez is the favorite of this match.
Gilles Simon had a pretty good tournament at Eastbourne, even though he lost the final match against the today`s adversary. In all the matches from Eastbourne, Simon easily won against Edmund, Tomic and Seppi in a minimum of sets. Simon is an extremely talented player, but he is quite capricious, thus making many mistakes. In a good day, the French man can duel many better ranked tennis players, but is a bad day he can offer many twists, being eliminated by weaker players. The French player lays on the 17th place in the ATP rank and he did not manage to rise in the last years up to the top 10. Here, at Wimbledon, he succeeded to reach in the round of 16 in the tournament of 2009, this being his best performance until now. Last year, Simon was eliminated in the second leg by Xavier Mallise.
Feliciano Lopez is in a good shape after winning the final at Eastbourne, being such a long break since he won a trophy. Now, in the first leg at Wimbledon, the Spanish player clearly has an advantage against Simon, especially after defeating him a few days ago. Even in London, Lopez played a good tournament, reaching into the semifinals of the competition, where he was eliminated by Cilic in three sets. At Eastbourne, Lopez encountered strong adversaries, such as Niminen, Monaco, Verdasco or Dodig and in London he surpassed Benneteau in the quarter finals, the French man being a good player on this type of surface. In all the 10 matches played by now on grass, Lopez lost just one. Feliciano Lopez has advanced three times in the quarter finals of this tournament, last time in 2011, but last year he was defeated in the first match. Lopez lays on the 39th place after his good performance at Eastbourne.
Sport betting odds for Gilles Simon vs Feliciano Lopez:
Final outcome: 2.25 1.57
Total games (over/under 36.5): 1.87 1.91
After losing the final against Lopez, Simon will want to take his rematch and he is a player that could defeat Lopez, especially after seeing how the Spanish man plays against him. Gilles has many tricks up his sleeve and will play totally different the today`s game.