2019 Paris Masters – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Rafael Nadal Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

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

When is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Rafael Nadal on and what time does it start? Friday 1st November, 2019 - not before 19:50 (UK)

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

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

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

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Rafael Nadal beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has reached the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters with three excellent victories over three in-form players, with Jan-Lennard Struff becoming the latest player to fall to Tsonga’s resurgence.
  • The Frenchman looks exciting on the court and came back from a set down to win against Struff for the second time this tournament after overcoming Andrey Rublev in the same manner in the first round.
  • The 34-year-old is a former champion of this event but has only won one of his quarter-finals played, not including a walk-over to the 2011 semi-final, and has previously lost to Rafael Nadal at this stage of the competition 10 years ago.

RAFAEL NADAL

  • Rafael Nadal looked in fine form against Stan Wawrinka in their round of 16 clash and came through unscathed in straight sets to face another old foe in the form of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
  • The Spaniard has never won at this event and has only progressed three times from his six quarter-finals here, though he has technically only lost one to Stan Wawrinka in 2015 as he was forced to retire from or drop out of the other two.
  • The 33-year-old leads the head-to-head record with Tsonga 9-4 and the pair of them have met at the quarter or semi-final stage in eight of their 13 matches, with Rafa 6-3 up on hard courts.

THE PREDICTION

As with Wawrinka, there will be a great amount of mutual respect between Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and a brilliant atmosphere on centre court tonight. The Frenchman has battled past three in-form players in Rublev, Berrettini and Struff and looks in some of the best condition we have seen for years. Seven of their 13 matches together have seen both players take a set, and Tsonga has what it takes to make Nadal play a decider here, but the more likely scenario is a well-fought straight-sets victory for the world number two.

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