2019 Paris Masters – Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

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

When is Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas on and what time does it start? Friday 1st November, 2019 - not before 14:20 (UK)

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

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

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

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Novak Djokovic looked much better in his round of 16 match with Kyle Edmund than his first match at the Paris Masters with Corentin Moutet, though he won both in straight sets.
  • The world number one is desperate to end the year as the top player on tour for a second year running and must match Rafael Nadal’s results to do so. At the time of writing, the Spaniard is set to play Stan Wawrinka in the round of 16.
  • The 32-year-old Serb has only lost one quarter-final at the Paris Masters, of which he is a four-time and reigning champion, to Marin Cilic in 2016.

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas put away an in-form player in Alex de Minaur to win his second match at the Paris Masters in straight sets and is set for another showdown with Novak Djokovic.
  • Tsitsipas is one of very few players to hold a lead in a head-to-head record with Novak Djokovic and beat the Serb earlier this month, at the same stage of the Shanghai Masters.
  • The Greek star is not afraid to admit how desperate he is to win the ATP Finals in under two weeks’ time and a win over the world number one here will lay down the gauntlet for the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.

THE PREDICTION

Tsitsipas has won both hard court encounters he’s played with Novak Djokovic, while the Serb took their only clay contest in the final of the Madrid Open this summer. The pair played each other less than a month ago, in fact Tsitsipas is the last player to beat Djokovic, and one of just seven players to beat him at all in 2019. A lot of factors point to a repeat of Tsitsipas’ heroics in the quarter-finals of Shanghai, but you can count on one hand the amount of times Djokovic has allowed a player to beat him twice in such quick succession. Both can win this, but the four-time Paris Masters champion should conquer.

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