Shapovalov vs Monfils (By: StarLion)
ATP Paris Q/Fs: Denis Shapovalov (28) vs Gaël Monfils (13)
The only time this pair has met was in the US Open this year. It was a 5 set thriller in which Monfils came on top.
They meet again in Monfil's backyard but I believe the H2H will read 1-1. Shapovalov comes here after winning his first ATP Title in Sweden and is in 83% form. He has beaten Fognini and Zverev here so far. His victory over Zverev was a really good win with a lot of good shot-making.
Very few players have played as many tournaments as Monfils has. He doesn't look at his energetic best and I suspect he is having a burnout. Usually, when Monfils is playing well and enjoying his game he does these moves to entertain crowds but he has been very quiet here in Paris and is just trying to get the job done.
Shapovalov is a very talented player with every shot in the book. I personally don't like him much cause he overdoes it at times and doesn't have controlled aggression. But he is a top player, and to play Zverev and Fognini before Monfils is a bonus, while for Monfils to play him after Paire and Albot has to be quite a step up in terms of form.
Shapovalov wins. Dimitrov should win. Tsitsipas may win a set or cause an upset (you can never be sure Djokovic will be outperformed). If you see Djokovic making big serves and keeping his rallies short, know he is in trouble and Tsitsipas has a good chance.
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Shapovalov vs Monfils prediction
ShapovalovOdds: 1.80 at Bet365
Result: 2-0 WON (+6.4 units)
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