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Novak Djokovic vs Karen Khachanov Betting Tips
Novak Djokovic vs Karen Khachanov Betting Tips and Predictions, as Novak Djokovic looks to win his 4th successive title. Novak Djokovic is once again the man to beat in the tennis world, and Karen Khachanov will need to produce the performance of his career if he’s to do so. The Russian ace is also playing some fantastic tennis right now, and he has the game to test Djokovic in this final. Novak Djokovic will be coming into his fifth Paris Masters final, while Khachanov is into his first Masters final of any note. Khachanov will be up to a career high of number elven in the world if he wins this final, while he’s up to a career high of number twelve no matter the result in the final. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, will return to world number one on Monday morning, following his fantastic run this week. In what has the potential to be a fantastic final, who will come out on top to win the 2018 Paris Masters?
Novak Djokovic has continued his fantastic recent form of late here in Paris, and the Serbian ace will now enter the ATP Finals in London later this month as the world number one. The four-time champion of this event currently finds himself on a 22-match winning streak coming into this final, after winning multiple titles in recent months. The Serbian ace won Wimbledon in July, while he also completed the ‘Career Golden Masters’ by winning the title in Cincinnati. Djokovic then went onto win his 14th grand slam title at the US Open, while he followed that up by winning his third successive title at the Shanghai Masters. Novak Djokovic also knows that winning this title would not only bring him a 5th Paris Masters title, but it would see him win a record-equalling 33rd Masters title. Rafael Nadal currently holds the record for most Masters titles won with 33, but a win for Djokovic here would see him join his rival on 33. Can Djokovic win a 3rd Masters title of the season and his 5th title here in Paris?
Russian ace Karen Khachanov is into the biggest final of his career, and he’ll be looking to make an impression. It’s been a great season for Khachanov, and he seems to be improving tournament-on-tournament. Khachanov reached the fourth round at both the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year, while he also impressed at the US Open. The twenty-two-year-old also reached his first Masters semi-final in Canada during the summer, while he now finds himself in his first Masters final. Khachanov has also won two titles this season, one at the Open 13 at the start of the year, while he also managed to win the Kremlin Cup last month. The Russian ace also finds himself moving up to a new career high in the rankings on Monday morning, and he could even find himself earning an alternate spot at the ATP Finals if he goes onto win this title. Can Khachanov end Djokovic’s winning streak to win his 1st Masters title?
Novak Djokovic is actually the player coming into this final having dropped the most sets this week, despite player less matches here. Djokovic began with back-to-back straight-set wins over Joao Sousa and Damir Dzumhur, before dropping his first set of tennis since the US Open in the quarter-finals. This came in a 2-1 victory over Marin Cilic, with Djokovic being forced to come from a set down to defeat the 2014 US Open. Djokovic was then involved in an epic semi-final with Roger Federer. Despite not being able to break the Federer serve all match, Djokovic managed to win 2-1, winning both of his sets in tie breaks. Karen Khachanov, meanwhile, has dropped just one set en route to this final. The Russian began with a straight-sets win over Filip Krajinovic, before Matthew Ebden had to retire during the second set of their round two match. Khachanov then had to survive two match points against John Isner in the next round, before dropping just three games in a fantastic straight-sets win over Alexander Zverev. The twenty-two-year-old then produced another fantastic performance to beat Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals. Can the two star players of the week produce a magical Paris Masters final?
While Djokovic is set to feature in his 104th ATP Final, Karen Khachanov will be featuring in just his 4th ATP Final. The Russian does, however, hold a perfect 3-0 record in his previous finals, including winning both of his 2018 finals. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, also holds a fantastic 72-31 record in his previous finals, while he’s 4-1 in finals in 2018. This includes winning his last four finals straight, and he comes into this final with a 54-17 record in hardcourt finals. Khachanov has won all three of his previous finals on this surface, while he’s also 2-0 in indoor finals. Novak Djokovic holds a similarly impressive 12-3 record in indoor finals. While this will be Khachanov’s first Masters final, Djokovic will be appearing in his 47th. The Serbian ace is 32-14 in Masters finals, while he’s 4-0 in finals here. These two both hold fantastic records in finals, but who will further strengthen their CV here?
Novak Djokovic won the only previous meeting between these two, and that came earlier this year at Wimbledon. The fourteen-time grand slam champion came out the comfortable straight-sets victor on that occasion, although this will be their first ever hardcourt meeting. In Sunday’s Paris Masters final, will Novak Djokovic continue his sensational form to win a 33rdMasters title, or can Karen Khachanov win his 1st?
Novak Djokovic is on another level right now, and I can’t envisage anything other than a victory for him here. Djokovic is on a 22-match winning streak, and he’s coming into this final having won his last three tournaments. The Serbian ace has also won all four of his previous finals here, while he’ll also have the added motivation of attempting to tie Nadal’s record of 33 Masters titles won. The Serbian ace also looked comfortable in their previous meeting earlier in the year, and he wasn’t playing at the level he’s playing at now back then. Novak Djokovic should be far too good, and consistent, for Khachanov in this final, and I think he wins it 2-0.
I think Khachanov will keep the first set close, but Djokovic will find a way to win it, and I can see that deflating Khachanov. For that reason, I think the value in this match is with there being Under 22.5 Games. Djokovic dropped just eight games to Khachanov in their best-of-five-set match at Wimbledon, and I think that we’ll see Djokovic minimise Khachanov to something similar in this one. Djokovic is playing on another level to the rest of the field right now, and after a tough first set, I see him cruising to a 5th Paris Masters title.