Munar J. vs Djokovic
Munar Clar Jaume Antoni vs Đoković Novak
Novak Đoković will meet in the second round of RG with young Spanish player Antoni Munar. IMO this shouldn't be too tough task for best Serbian player and former world No.1.
Munar is debuting on this Grand Slam. They guy of his low experience hardly could cope with Novak who IMO slowly is getting back into good form.
The small concern could be that Novak wasn't too great in the opening round against Dutra Silva (6:3/6:4/6:4) but as he said after the match: "I have played as much as I needed for victory."
IMO he could win even with far weaker performance so I would say he has played as much as he needed to win in straight sets. Of course he can much better and I hope we will see it today. In any case, those 29 games from the first round would finish the job also now for this under the totals bet.
Novak Đoković is currently on 22nd position, his lowest in many years. Here in Paris he is defending quarterfinal from season ago so I expect strong tournament from him in aim to avoid further dropping on the ATP standings.
Munar is only 20 years old and his current 155. position is in the same time his best ever. Clearly clay is his best surface. In this season he already was 19 times on clay and had decent 12-7 record on it. The last four of those victories were here in Paris, three in qualifying and first round win over David Ferrer what was win of his career.
But if we take a deeper look on his season, we will see he was without too many serious opponents. The mentioned Ferrer was one of only few who were Top 100 opponents. Not to talk Ferrer is obviously done with high quality tennis.
The only serious opponent for Munar on clay and opponent whom we can compare with Novak, was Dominic Thiem. The Austrian won that match in Barcelona with 2:0 and with 20 total games played.
In Estoril (qualifying) Munar lost from Bolelli with 17 total games in the match. Basically, before arriving to Paris, most of Munar victories were at challenger level.
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Munar J. vs Djokovic prediction
|Under 30 games||Pinnacle||1.74||10||0-3 LOST (-10 units)|