Novak Djokovic will be up against Gael Monfils in the third round of the 2021 Paris Masters. Djokovic is ranked No.1 in the world while Monfils is the World No.22.
Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils: Match Details
- Tournament: Paris Masters 2021
- Match: Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils
- Round: Round of 16
- Prize Money: $41,620
- Date: November 4, 2021
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Indoor Hard Court
Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils: Preview
Once again, world No.1 Novak Djokovic has without a doubt been the best player this season. The Serbian machine won the Australian Open at the start of the season and had an exceptional clay court season, where he defeated the Rafael Nadal enroute his second triumph at Roland Garros. He also won a title on his home soil and clinched the Wimbledon championships- his 20th major. He lost the US Open final to Daniil Medvedev, and was just a match away from completing the calendar slam.
In his first match at Paris this week, he had to battle past Marton Fucsovics in three sets 6-2,4-6,6-3.
Frenchman Gael Monfils has found his lost form in the later half of the season. After reaching the third round at Flushing Meadows, he reached the semifinals at Metz before making it to the final of the Sofia Open. He then had a couple of Round of 16 outings at Indian Wells and Vienna.
This week in Paris, he got the better of Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round before beating fellow countryman Adrian Mannarino in the second round in three sets 2-6,7-6(4),6-2.
Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils: Head-to-Head
This will be the 18th meeting between the duo. Djokovic has an amazing H2H 17-0 record. They last met last year in Dubai where Djokovic won in three sets.
Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils: Prediction
Djokovic has never lost to Monfils in his entire career and will once again start as the favorite. He has had an amazing season and is one of the favorite to win the tournament this week. But both the players had to dig deep in the previous rounds and didn’t look comfortable. Monfils will also get a lot of home support. Having said that, Djokovic will still back himself and is expected to make it to the last 8.
Prediction: Djokovic to win in straight sets.
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