Djokovic vs Shapovalov (By: StarLion)
ATP Paris Final: Novak Djokovic (1) vs Denis Shapovalov (28)
Denis Shapovalov picked his game up since a month or two (dating back to the Winston-Salem tourney) and is playing impeccable tennis. The tennis he displayed in the Sweden Open he recently won was top class.
He has carried his good form here, reaching a Masters Finals with a little bit luck of Nadal retiring. He did beat Monfils, Zverev and Fognini on the way, and in convincing fashion.
Novak Djokovic did play one his worst matches of the year in his 7-6, 6-4 win over Moutet. But that's Djokovic, winning matches in spite of playing poorly. Dimitrov went toe to toe with Djokovic in the semis, and Dimitrov led 5-3 (at 6-6) in the 1st set tie break yet managed to lose that set. For me, these ice-cold nerves and composure of Djokovic make him the best ever in tie-breaks. Even Federer couldn't keep up in Wimbledon.
This is a tough match to predict pre-match. Djokovic leads the H2H 3-1, Shapovalov's win coming in an exhibition. I think Djokovic can win it 6-3, 6-4 or even 6-1, 6-2 if he gets going. If the Canadian puts up a fight, maybe a 6-4, 7-5 victory for Djokovic.
The best possible outcome for me is no tie break in the match.
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Djokovic vs Shapovalov prediction
No Tie breakOdds: 1.66 at Bet365
Result: 2-0 WON (+5.28 units)
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