2019 Paris Masters – Novak Djokovic vs Corentin Moutet Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Novak Djokovic vs Corentin Moutet taking place? Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

When is Novak Djokovic vs Corentin Moutet on and what time does it start? Wednesday 30th October, 2019 - TBC (UK)

What channel is Novak Djokovic vs Corentin Moutet on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Novak Djokovic vs Corentin Moutet? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Novak Djokovic vs Corentin Moutet? https://www.rolexparismasters.com/uk#block-generic-core-catalogue

THE LOWDOWN

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Novak Djokovic did not look entirely comfortable in himself when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas last time out in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters, but he should be ready to go here.
  • The world number one is in a tight battle for ATP points with Rafael Nadal as the season comes to a close and they have both won 48 matches so far this year with four titles each, including two Grand Slams apiece.
  • 32-year-old Djokovic lost the final here last year to Karen Khachanov but has won the title on four previous occasions, including a three-year streak between 2013 and 2015.

CORENTIN MOUTET

  • Corentin Moutet got through the qualifiers by the skin of his teeth as a lucky loser in the qualifiers, but he has since beaten Dusan Lajovic in the first round to set up his first match with a 'Top 3' player.
  • This may well be the biggest match of the 20-year-old’s career, barring his efforts at Roland-Garros and Wimbledon this year, but he will be relishing the chance to play the Australian and Wimbledon champion in front of French fans.
  • The Frenchman has form for beating players above his current rank at world number 97 but he has only won five tour-level matches this year, with Guido Pella in the second round of Roland-Garros arguably his biggest scalp of 2019.

THE PREDICTION

French fans are excited about their young talent Corentin Moutet who, alongside the likes of Ugo Humbert, represents their next generation of players. He will enjoy the day on centre court against the world number one and four-time Paris Masters champion Novak Djokovic, with a large part of the crowd cheering him on in the hope of a miracle upset. Djokovic will not fall at this hurdle with his place at the top of the tour at stake, and will motor through these first rounds comfortably.

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