The Rolex Paris Masters tournament takes place in France, and in this analysis I will detail the match in the first round between Hubert Hurkacz and Radu Albot, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Paris is a city of 2.1 million inhabitants, being considered the second most expensive city in the world.
This tournament is big, Masters 1000, with a prize pool of 3,901,015 euros.
The host is the Palais omnisports complex in Paris Bercy, which has indoor, fast-paced indoor pitches.
The competition table includes Nadal, Medvedev, Tsitsipas or Rublev.
Hubert Hurkacz: Team form, news and statistics
Hubert Hurkacz is a 23-year-old Pole, ranked 31st in the ATP.
And Hurkacz is one of the best tennis players on the circuit, an athlete who will probably stay in the top 100 in the world for a long time, especially if we look at his age.
Because Hubert is very young, only at the beginning of his career, having a few more years to reach sports maturity and thus his theoretical maximum.
Hubert is already solid, but he also figured it out, literally considering that he is 1.96m tall, already having a rather important title in his record, at Winston Salem.
In 2019 he has a title in the Canberra Challenger, quarterfinals in Dubai, quarterfinals in Indian Wells, semifinals in the Poznan Challenger, quarterfinals in Eastbourne and a title in Winson Salem.
And in 2020 he has the semifinals in Auckland and the quarterfinals in Cologne.
From the return Hurkacz was average, still having round 3 in Rome where he defeated Rublev until he was eliminated by Schwartzman.
Then, indoor, he has quarterfinals in Cologne 1, losing to Bautista Agut but after a very good match, the first two sets being balanced. And in Vienna he lost to the future finalist Sonego after a balanced 6-7 6-7.
Radu Albot: Team form, news and statistics
Radu Albot is a 30-year-old Moldovan, ranked 85th in the ATP.
And Albot is an athlete who spent most of his career outside the top 100 in the world, playing challenger tournaments more often. He had a very good 2019, winning his first major title at Delray Beach, reaching the 39th place in the world, but now he is again in a visible decline and almost out of the top 100 ATP.
His form is thus quite weak, here being a lucky loser after in the qualifiers, yesterday, he lost to Gombos after a very modest match on the service. And we must not forget what happened a few days ago, also indoors, at Nur Sultan, when Albot won only 4 games with Paul.
In 2019 he has semifinals in Montpellier, title at Delray Beach, semifinals in Geneva and semifinals in Los Cabos.
And in 2020 it has no performance.
So, as I said, Radu is in a modest form.
If we consider only the recent indoor matches, Albot has a 3-6 0-6 defeat with Aliassime, 6-7 4-6 with Otte and 4-6 0-6 with Paul.
🔺Here:- 7-5 6-4 with Gianesssi (16th place ATP), winning 74% balls with the first service, 65% with the second, offering 3 break balls (all saved)
– 5-7 6-4 4-6 with Gombos (104th place ATP), winning 66% of the ball with the first serve, 37% with the second, offering 9 break points (3 saved)
🎾Statistics of direct matches Hubert Hurkacz vs Radu Albot
In the only direct meeting, in 2017 at the challenger in Shenzhen, Albot won 7-6 6-7 6-4.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Hubert Hurkacz vs Radu Albot
He comes after two indoor tournaments, playing well, losing to Agut and Sonego but after very balanced matches.
Radu Albot is contrasting in terms of form, coming after many clear defeats, for example at Nur Sultan winning only 4 games with Tommy Paul, also indoor.
And here is a lucky loser, yesterday in the qualifiers losing to Norbert Gombos, being very weak on the job, losing it 6 times.
Thus, I consider Hurkacz to be the favorite, my prediction going on his victory at a stake offered by Betano.
Prediction Today: Hubert Hurkacz wins