2019 Paris Masters – Andrey Rublev vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Andrey Rublev vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga taking place? Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

When is Andrey Rublev vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on and what time does it start? Monday 28th October, 2019 - not before 18:30 (UK)

What channel is Andrey Rublev vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Andrey Rublev vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Andrey Rublev vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga? https://www.rolexparismasters.com/uk#block-generic-core-catalogue

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Andrey Rublev beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

ANDREY RUBLEV

  • Andrey Rublev lost out to ATP Finals hopeful Matteo Berrettini in the semi-final of the Vienna Open on Friday but won the Kremlin Cup in his native Russia the week previous.
  • A straight-sets victory over Adrian Mannarino to take his first title of 2019 will put the Russian in great stead ahead of his last big solo event on the tour this year in Paris.
  • Rublev was the victor when he last faced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga earlier this year, also in France at the Marseille Open, where he went a set down before winning in three.

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA

  • French fans’ favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will receive a huge amount of support when he takes to the Paris Masters court for the 13th campaign here in his long and illustrious career.
  • 34-year-old Tsonga lost out to the first seed Dominic Thiem at the Vienna Open last Tuesday but has won two ATP titles in his native France this year, both on hard surfaces, most recently at the Moselle Open last month.
  • Tsonga is a former champion at this tournament, winning it back in 2008 over David Nalbandian, but he has lost at the first attempt in his last two seasons.

THE PREDICTION

This match-up looks a little imbalanced between the tall and springy Andrey Rublev and the robust and powerful Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Russian youngster has shown some scintillating ability at times this season, particularly in the last few months, and he recently won his first title of the year. However, Tsonga is a veteran who plays his best tennis in front of an adoring crowd. He has won both of his titles this year on hard courts in France and is a former champion at this event with pride and passion to play for. Rublev’s recent win at the Kremlin Cup might be his downfall, as we so often see players dip in form following a title winning campaign at their previous tournament. Rublev will be favourite for this match but there is a sneaky feeling that Tsonga might roll back the years.

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