Rothesay International Predictions: Marcos Giron Vs Francisco Cerundolo – Monday 24 June 2024

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ATP ROTHESAY INTERNATIONAL

DAY 1 – Monday 24 June 2024, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Great Britain.

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  • The match up: Marcos Giron vs Francisco Cerundolo
  • Event Name: ROTHESAY INTERNATIONAL
  • Match Date: Monday 24 June 2024
  • Day Of Event: DAY 1
  • Event Address: Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Great Britain

Let’s have a look at all the career, performance and head-to-head stats for the match and find out if Marcos Giron or Francisco Cerundolo is expected to win.

Match Details:

Marcos Giron vs Francisco Cerundolo – Monday 24 June 2024 – ROTHESAY INTERNATIONAL – Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Great Britain

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Marcos Giron vs Francisco Cerundolo Head-to-Head, Preview, Stats & Pick:

Head To Head First Meeting.

In a thrilling matchup set to take place on Court 1, Marcos Giron of the USA will square off against the fifth-seeded Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina. This will be the first-ever meeting between these two talented players, making this clash even more intriguing.

Giron, aged 30, currently sits at World No. 46 with a career-high ranking of No. 44 achieved in February 2024. He made waves in the 2022 season, along with fellow former UCLA Bruins players Cressy and McDonald, by breaking into the Top 50. Giron’s remarkable journey saw him reach his first ATP Tour final at the age of 29 in his home state of California at the 2022 San Diego tournament. Additionally, he qualified at 10 ATP Masters 1000 events, including the 2023 Toronto tournament, where he secured the biggest win of his career by defeating the sixth-ranked player, Rune, in the second round.

Notably, Giron displayed great resilience at the 2021 Roland Garros, as he rallied from a seemingly insurmountable 6-2, 6-4, 5-1 deficit and saved three match points against Dimitrov in the first round to progress to the third round. Giron’s journey to success was not without its challenges, with right hip surgery in 2015 and left hip surgery in 2016 marking significant points in his career. However, he persevered and broke into the Top 100 in 2020 and now finds himself making his debut at the prestigious Eastbourne tournament after an impressive performance at the Halle tournament last week, where he reached the quarterfinals on grass.

On the other side of the net, we have the formidable Francisco Cerundolo, aged 25, who currently holds the 27th rank in the world, with a career-high ranking of No. 19 achieved in June 2023. Cerundolo showcased remarkable consistency, breaking into the Top 100 and achieving a new career-high ranking a staggering 11 times in 2022. His incredible form culminated in reaching his first Grand Slam fourth round at the 2023 Roland Garros, where he overcame the eighth-ranked player, Fritz, in the third round.

Cerundolo’s rise continued as he entered the Top 25 in July 2022, following a remarkable victory over the fifth-ranked Ruud on his way to clinching his first ATP Tour title in Bastad. Another commendable performance came in Hamburg, where he defeated the eighth-ranked Rublev en route to reaching the semifinals. Additionally, Cerundolo etched his name in Argentine tennis history by becoming the first Argentine grass court ATP Tour champion since Javier Frana in 1995 when he won the 2023 Eastbourne title.

His journey to success is not the only aspect that makes Cerundolo an intriguing player. As the son of Alejandro, a former professional tennis player, and the younger brother of Juan Manuel, who won the 2021 Cordoba title, Cerundolo has proven that tennis prowess runs in the family. Not to be left behind, his sister, Constanza, represented the Argentine field hockey team that claimed the gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympics.

As these two talented players take to the court, there is more at stake than just a victory in their opening round matchup. Giron, having recently experienced success on grass at the Halle tournament, aims to become the second consecutive player to upset the defending champion in their opening round at Eastbourne. A victory for Giron would not only build on his recent achievements but also send a powerful message to the rest of the field.

Meanwhile, Cerundolo finds himself in an unfamiliar position as he attempts to defend his ATP Tour title for the first time in his career. With his last two tour-level losses coming against the No. 1 seed, Djokovic at Roland Garros and Alcaraz at London/Queen’s Club, Cerundolo is eager to get back to winning ways and prove his mettle in a challenging tournament.

As the match unfolds on Court 1, fans and tennis enthusiasts alike will be treated to a captivating display of skill, athleticism, and determination. It remains to be seen which player will emerge victorious in this first-ever meeting, but one thing is for certain – both Giron and Cerundolo have the potential to create fireworks on the grass courts of Eastbourne.

Marcos Giron vs Francisco Cerundolo Prediction:

I believe Marcos Giron will win in straight sets.
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Stevegtennis.com Marcos Giron vs Francisco Cerundolo prediction.

James Morris
James Morris
Co-editor of Stevegtennis.com with a focus on breaking news and analysis. James has a deep-seated passion for the game, having attended numerous professional tournaments around the world at all levels, from ITF Futures to Grand Slam and ATP finals events. James offers experienced insights into match predictions and statistical analysis.
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