(Sports News, Tennis News) Novak Djokovic will not easily realize his sixth ambition to win the Paris Masters men’s singles title when in this year’s tournament, he fell into a rather “tough” bracket. Meanwhile, defending champion Daniil Medvedev will have to be wary if he rematches Alexander Zverev in the “early final”.
Video of Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev in last year’s Paris Masters men’s singles final:
The Paris Masters Organizing Committee has conducted a raffle draw at Paris Masters 2021. The last ATP Masters tournament of the year will take place next week, from November 1-7.
Notably, although this year’s Paris Masters lacks a number of big names such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem due to their early farewell to the 2021 season due to injury, this tournament will welcome the return of Novak Djokovic. .
First seed Novak Djokovic (left) and second seed Daniil Medvedev (right) take a photo with France coach Didier Deschamps ahead of this year’s Paris Masters
The world No. 1 player has not participated in any tournament since losing to Daniil Medvedev after 3 sets with the same score of 4-6 in the US Open men’s singles final on September 12. This time, Djokovic has returned with a surprising decision to attend both the men’s singles and doubles content at the Paris Masters 2021.
Djokovic is in a rather difficult bracket at the Paris Masters starting next week
According to the results of the draw for the men’s singles branch of the upcoming tournament at the Accor Arena indoor hard court in the French capital, Djokovic is ranked as the number 1 seed and he is in the first bracket.
Nole is among the top 8 seeds to be exempted from the first round and will start in the second round against the winner of the match between Marton Fucsovics and Fabio Fognini.
If going forward, the potential opponents that Djokovic may face are the 15th seed of the host country France Gael Monfils (3rd round), 5th seed Andrey Rublev (quarterfinals).
In the semi-finals, the five-time Paris Masters champion Serbian is in danger of having to face the third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Nole and Tsitsipas could meet in the semi-finals of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in the French capital
Not easy opponents that Djokovic can also face in this round include 7th seed Hubert Hurkacz, 9th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime, former world No. 1 Andy Murray or Lloyd Harris – a young talent as tall as 1 .93m the South African defeated Nadal at the Washington Open.
Meanwhile, the defending champion and second seed at this year’s Paris Masters, Daniil Medvedev will wait for his first opponent to be the winner of the match between Ilya Ivashka and Albert Ramos Vinolas.
In the quarterfinals of the upcoming tournament in Paris, the new US Open champion is in danger of facing one of the difficult challenges such as 8th seed Jannik Sinner, young Spanish talent playing very well Carlos Alcaraz, Marin Cilic, 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta or 13th seed Aslan Karatsev…
According to the draw results, Medveded and 4th seed Alexander Zverev could face each other in the semi-finals of this year’s Paris Masters. Last year, they met in the final of this tournament, where Medvedev defeated the German opponent in 3 sets with a score of 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to win the first ATP Masters final. same year.
Medvedev defeated Zverev to win last year’s Paris Masters
If Djokovic meets Medvedev in the final of the Paris Masters 2021. It will be an opportunity for Nole to take revenge on the young Russian opponent after the “pain” more than a month ago at the US Open. And if Nole faces Zverev, it will also be an opportunity for the Serbian tennis player to reclaim the “debt” borrowed in this year’s Tokyo Olympic men’s singles semi-final.
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