Another tip from the second round of the Shanghai tournament comes from the match between world leader Novak Djokovic and one of the circuit’s greatest talents, Denis Shapovalov, the penultimate match of the day scheduled in the central arena.
Novak Djokovic: Player form, news and statistics
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Novak Djokovic was back in the circuit. The Serb marched to Tokyo, where he prevailed without giving up the set, following extremely solid tennis. Nole started the tournament a little bit harder, with a set extended, against a modest player, but in the last 3 games played, Novak played really fantastic, just like in his good days and did not give his opponents any chance on who had them.
And Pouille, Goffin or Millman are not tennis players anyway, but good or even top players. The French or Belgian, for example, showed a good form, but they bowed before the leader, without putting too much resistance. As I said, the game of Serbian was at high levels, starting from the service, forehand, reverb, ground clearance or variety. It all worked for the Serb, who passed his 76th place title in Tokyo.
Following is another challenge for the Serb, who is the most gallant player from Shaghai, with 4 titles. And now Nole is looking for the fifth title in China, but the mission will not be easy, because Federer and the new tennis sensation, Daniil Medvedev are also at stake. Rafa is missing, who has never won Shaghai anyway, but besides the Swiss or Russian there are also Thiem, Tsitsipas or Khachanov, and they are good players and they can always have problems at any time.
And the first opponent out of the way is not at all simple, even if the paper calculations give the world leader a great favor. Denis Shapovalov is also in good shape and will certainly not give up easily. However, the difference in value is certain and I think that if the Serb will concentrate, then he has a good chance to start without emotion at the 11th edition of the Shaghai Masters.
Denis Shapovalov: Player form, news and statistics
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Denis Shapovalov has fluctuated lately, but in terms of results. Because the game was not bad, but a good one, but the very good opponents that the Canadian met were also in great shape. And here I am referring to Goffin, when Denis had to admit he was defeated in front of the Belgian at the end of two sets decided on tie-break.
Just a trip to Tokyo last week for Shapo, but that’s because he encountered an extraordinary Goffin. Before the tournament in the capital of Jpaonia, Denis had a very good tournament in Chengdu, where he reached the semifinals, being defeated there by a player in great form and who imposed himself, Pablo Carreno Busta. As I said, only valuable and fit opponents defeated the Canadian, who displayed at least good tennis, but not enough to achieve even greater results.
As expected, the debut of this year’s edition of Shanghai was how could not be better. Shapovalov went through minimal sets by American Frances Tiafoe, but it should be noted that the color player was well below his level. Victoria remains a fully deserved Canadian, who will face a new top opponent in the second round.
Shapovalov has nothing to lose from the dispute with the world leader and I am sure he will do his best to keep pace, at least to a point with the Serb. It is certain that Denis will not give in without a fight and will try to give a reply as best to the most fit player of today.
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov
▫️The two players met 3 times, but only 2 matches were official. In both Noles he won, giving up only one set, in the A.O.’s dispute, this year, while in the friendly game at the Boodles Challenge, Denis prevailed in minimum sets.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Novak Djokovic
- Last result: 2-0 vs Millman
- Shape: W W W W W
▫️Novak Djokovic is also the main favorite of this edition of Shanghai Masters. Serb was in the same situation last year, then he managed to win for the fourth time this tournament, after a final with Borna Coric. Djokovic made an extraordinary tournament last year, managing to win the competition without losing a set.
▫️The current ATP leader, comes after a tournament won in Tokyo, passing in the final of John Millman, after previously eliminated in the eighth at the US Open by Stan Wawrinka.
▫️New York’s performance was the weakest for Serb this year in terms of the Grand Slam tournaments. He managed to win at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and at Roland Garros he reached the semifinals.
- Denis Shapovalov
- Last result: 2-0 vs Tiafoe
- Shape: W L W L W
▫️Denis Shapovalov is present for the third time in this competition, but this year it was only his first victory, the previous 2 present being defeated every time in the first round.
▫️The Canadian had a difficult opponent in the first round in the person of Frances Tiafoe, but he played very well and won the match with a slight 6-4 6-2.
▫️For him this is the third tournament he has played this fall in Asia, managing to reach the semifinals in Chengdu and in eighth in Tokyo.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▪️In each of his previous 8 present here, Djokovic has reached at least the semifinals.
▪️He has won this competition 4 times, the last time last year.
▪️It was imposed twice in front of the opponent in this match.
▪️He won the only direct game played on the hard.
▪️He has 26 wins and 5 defeats this year on the hard.
▪️Evolve for the third time in this tournament.
▪️He managed for the first time in his career to pass the first tour here.
▪️He won only once in front of Djokovic, but at a demonstration tournament.
▪️He has 21 wins and 10 defeats on this surface.
▪️The winner will play in the next round with Lucas Pouille or John Isner.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov
An interesting match is announced. Djokovic comes after the success of Tokyo, but that does not mean he will approach the match against the Canadian lightly. The Serb had 2 free days after the final in the Japanese capital, which was not an applicant anyway and knows exactly how to approach the dispute against Shapovalov. I expect the same solid game made by the Serb and that is why I trust that it will be required in a minimum of sets. The odds are not too high, but they have good chances of success.
Prediction Today: Correct Score: 2-0 Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is in top form, winning the Tokyo tournament without any problems. This good rhythm of the game can be seen in the service, as there are 7 aces with Popyrin, 10 with Soeda, 8 with Pouille, 7 with Goffin and 4 with Millman. This is because all the matches were short, 2 sets. Denis Shapovalov is also fit, so he can extend at least one set. In addition, the return is not always well positioned.
Bet Tips: Novak Djokovic sends over 3.5 aces