2019 Paris Masters – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Matteo Berrettini Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

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

When is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Matteo Berrettini on and what time does it start? Wednesday 30th October, - 2019 - TBC (UK)

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

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

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

THE LOWDOWN

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JO-WILFRIED TSONGA

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hammered down 20 aces in his excellent first-round match with Andrey Rublev but had to come from behind against the dangerous Russian to book his place in the second round.
  • The 34-year-old is in great form, which is a joy to see for tennis fans after a long battle with injury, and rose one place this week to 35th in the ATP world rankings just a year on from being world number 262.
  • Tsonga will gather even more interest at this tournament following his against-the-odds win over Rublev but will be tested even further by a first career meeting with the in-form Matteo Berrettini.

MATTEO BERRETTINI

  • Matteo Berrettini rose two places to a career-high 9th in the ATP world rankings following two consecutive semi-finals at the Shanghai Masters and Vienna Open, losing to Alexander Zverev in China and eventual Vienna Open champion Dominic Thiem.
  • The 23-year-old is the shining light in an exciting new generation of Italian players and has reached at least the quarter-finals in four of his last five tournaments, including his semi-final defeat to Rafael Nadal at the US Open.
  • This is the young Italian’s first campaign at the Paris Masters but he has a good chance of adding to his two ATP titles this year as he gears up for the incoming ATP Finals.

THE PREDICTION

Many would have expected Andrey Rublev to be facing Matteo Berrettini but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s revival from near-retirement last season has been truly inspiring to watch and he is well-loved on the tour, especially in Paris. Tsonga will garner most of the support here against a dangerous foe in Matteo Berrettini and this could again be closer than expected. However, the Italian has been consistently underestimated this season and has played well under pressure. He can break French hearts here with a win, but this will be a powerful and tight game of tennis.

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