Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov - 11/3/19 Paris Masters Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM (AccorHotels Arena)
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In the final of the 2019 Paris Masters, Denis Shapovalov is set to play against Novak Djokovic.
Denis Shapalov received a rest day yesterday after his opponent, Rafael Nadal, was forced to retire from the tournament due to injury. It has been an outstanding tournament for Denis Shapovalov as he has shown great maturity and skill to defeat elite players like Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils and Alexander Zverev. Leading up to this tournament, Denis Shapovalov won the Stockholm Open meaning the Canadian has been playing well for a while. This is expected to be his biggest challenge as he is playing Novak Djokovic.
Looking at Novak Djokovic, the Serbian superstar has looked in outstanding touch throughout this tournament as he has not lost a single set. Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals before defeating Grigor Dimitrov in his previous outing, During the win against Dimitrov, Novak Djokovic impressed with his serving as he won close to 80% of his service points which allowed him to win all of his service games. Furthermore, Djokovic also won a return game and a tiebreaker. This performance places Novak Djokovic in a good position to finish the year as world number 1 and the Serbian will be desperate to cement that place by winning this match.
Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov have played each other 3 times in the past with Djokovic winning on all 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was a few weeks back at the Shanghai Masters where Djokovic won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Novak Djokovic to win this match. Novak Djokovic is the stronger player and he has an outstanding record against Denis Shapovalov. Djokovic has been a class above the field in this tournament and I see him winning this match in straight sets.