2019 Paris Masters – Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov taking place? Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

When is Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov on and what time does it start? Thursday 31st October, 2019 - not befoere 16:00 (UK)

What channel is Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov? https://www.rolexparismasters.com/uk#block-generic-core-catalogue

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Alexander Zverev beat Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • Alexander Zverev broke the serve of Fernando Verdasco four times in a routine straight-sets victory in their second-round match, also posting an astounding 100% win percentage on his second serve.
  • The German number one lost to the eventual Paris Masters champion Karen Khachanov in last year’s quarter-final but he is in noticeably better shape here as he gears up to defend his ATP Finals title.
  • Zverev has a healthy 3-0 lead in his head-to-head record with next foe Denis Shapovalov including two wins on hard courts, and he has not yet dropped a set to the Canadian.

DENIS SHAPOVALOV

  • 20-year-old Denis Shapovalov fell to Fabio Fognini’s customary blistering start but came back to win their second-round match very impressively in three sets.
  • The Canadian’s recent title win in Stockholm is testament to the kind of form he has been showing on hard courts and a comeback win over world number 11 Fognini is further proof of a young raw talent maturing.
  • World number 28 Shapovalov is in uncharted waters here at the Paris Masters having never progressed past the first round in two previous attempts and this will be his last event this year before he gears up to join an exciting Canadian Davis Cup team.

THE PREDICTION

This should be an incredibly athletic tennis match between two young players who will be entertaining us for years to come on tour, and both in their own versions of excellent form. Sascha Zverev has been there or thereabouts in the Asian swing but fell just short to fellow young stars Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, though things could be different at the incoming ATP Finals and this is the perfect stage to practice. Shapovalov is perhaps a tier below the ‘young elite’ right now but he is making improvements to his game all the time. Zverev should come out of top here, but this could go to a decider.

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