Novak Djokovic vs. Grigor Dimitrov - 11/2/19 Paris Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:00 am (Paris)
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Novak Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis Paris.
Novak Djokovic is coming off a straight sets win over Stefanos Tsitsipas that took 15 games to decide. In the victory, Djokovic won 79 percent of his first serve points and 77 percent of his second serve points. Djokovic won 79 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his nine break points. Djokovic got 69 percent of his first serves in play and didn’t face a single break point. Djokovic has yet to drop a set this tournament and will be the favorite to hoist the trophy if he continues to serve at this level. Djokovic hopes to make his sixth final of the year and 111th final appearance of his career. Djokovic has won five of his last six matches on hard court.
Grigor Dimitrov is coming off a straight sets win over Christian Garin that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Dimitrov won 74 percent of his first serve points and 52 percent of his second serve points. Dimitrov won 65 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his eight break points. Dimitrov got 58 percent of his first seven in play, said one of three break points and hit six aces. Dimitrov has won each of his last eight sets and has four straight wins for the first time since the US Open. Dimitrov hopes to make his first final since last years Rotterdam Open and the 16th final of his career. Dimitrov has won five of his last six matches on hard court.
These two have played 10 times and Djokovic has won nine of those meetings, including the most recent match in 2018 Cincinnati. Dimitrov’s only win over Djokovic came in 2013 Madrid.
The h2h is not only extremely one-sided for Djokovic, but it’s Novak who is playing had and shoulders the better tennis. Dimitrov has been a bit sloppy at times through his matches and that serve can be shaky in key situations. This could be two competitive sets, but Djokovic should cruise yet again.
Give me Djokovic in straights.