2019 Paris Masters – Cristian Garin vs Grigor Dimitrov Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Cristian Garin vs Grigor Dimitrov taking place? Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

When is Cristian Garin vs Grigor Dimitrov on and what time does it start? Friday 1st November, 2019 - not before 13:00 (UK)

What channel is Cristian Garin vs Grigor Dimitrov on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Cristian Garin vs Grigor Dimitrov? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Cristian Garin vs Grigor Dimitrov? https://www.rolexparismasters.com/uk#block-generic-core-catalogue

THE LOWDOWN

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CRISTIAN GARIN

  • Cristian Garin put in an excellent display up against the Paris crowd’s favourite Jeremy Chardy by coming back from a set down to win their round of 16 match.
  • Garin lost the first set tie-break to Chardy, who was fresh from beating the imperious Daniil Medvedev in the previous round, but took the deciding tie-break to add to his two tie-break wins over John Isner on Wednesday.
  • The 23-year-old played like a member of the top 30 in places against Chardy, with the occasional overplaying of shots, and has won two titles on the ATP tour this year before reaching his first Masters quarter-final here.

GRIGOR DIMITROV

  • Grigor Dimitrov shocked centre court with a showcase of his talents when beating Dominic Thiem in straight sets in their round of 16 clash.
  • Dimitrov was often applauded by Thiem himself, as the Austrian looked soundly beaten and very impressed with the 28-year-old who could not seem to miss a shot and that shows in a 100% win percentage on his first serve.
  • The Bulgarian’s third win in at this tournament sees him move to a positive 21-20 record in what has been a difficult 2019 but he looks set to rise even further up the ATP rankings and could be back within the top 20 by next Monday.

THE PREDICTION

Cristian Garin put in a great performance to quell the spirits of a French crowd who, to a man, were willing Jeremy Chardy to win, but he will have to play at the peak of his powers if he faces the version of Grigor Dimitrov we witnessed on Thursday. The Bulgarian made a hard-working Dominic Thiem look ordinary, to the point that the Austrian seemed satisfied to lose their round of 16 match, and he should be considered a real title contender this week in Paris. He will almost certainly see the semi-finals.

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