Novak Djokovic vs Hubert Hurkacz Odds & Prediction

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Novak Djokovic vs Hubert Hurkacz

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to U.S. Taylor Fritz throughout their quarterfinal match on the Paris Masters tennis match on the Accor Enviornment, in Paris, France, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (AP Photograph/Francois Mori)

  • Novak Djokovic will meet Hubert Hurkacz within the first Paris Masters semifinal Saturday
  • The match, by which Djokovic is a heavy favourite, is scheduled to start at 9:00 am ET
  • Learn on for evaluation, and our greatest bets

With a title on the Paris Masters, Novak Djokovic will clinch the year-end No. 1 rating for a document seventh season.

That’s so much to play for and takes all of the stress off the massive one – the ATP Finals in 10 days’ time.

In the meantime, Hubert Hurkacz clinched his first participation within the ATP Finals along with his quarterfinal win Thursday.

They are going to play for the third time Saturday. It’s their first assembly at an everyday ATP Tour occasion.

Novak Djokovic vs Hubert Hurkacz Odds

Participant Unfold Moneyline Complete
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) -4.5 (-140) -600 O 20.5 (-115)
[7] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) +4.5 (+100) +425 U 20.5 (-115)

Odds as of Nov. 5 at DraftKings

Djokovic Eases Previous Fritz

The top-to-head that Djokovic enjoys towards American Taylor Fritz isn’t any accident.

Apart from their dramatic match on the Australian Open this yr, Fritz hadn’t received a set of their different conferences. And the identical held true Friday as Djokovic acquired by way of 6-4, 6-3 in a fast one hour, 18 minutes.

The serve is Fritz’s largest weapon. However Djokovic restricted Fritz to only 5 aces (and Fritz neutralized that himself, with 4 double faults).

The Serb truly out-aced Fritz, 8-5.

Djokovic broke Fritz 5 occasions in all. On the adverse aspect of the ledger, Djokovic himself was damaged thrice – twice within the first set – even he typically had a great serving day by the numbers.

The Serb can be proud of a straight-sets victory, one thing that’s been a bit arduous to come back by of late.

Novak Djokovic vs Hubert Hurkacz Head-to-Head

34 (Might 22, 1987) Age 24 (Feb. 11, 1997)
Belgrade, Serbia Birthplace Wroclaw, Poland
6-2 Peak 6-5
85 Profession ATP Singles Titles 4
No. 1 (July 4, 2011) Profession Excessive Rating No. 10 (Oct. 18, 2021)
No. 1 Present Rating No. 10
$153,120,635 Profession Prize Cash $4,464,469
47-6 2021 Gained/Loss document 36-19
2 Profession Head to Head 0

A Large Day for Hurkacz

For Hurkacz, a 24-year-old from Poland who broke into the highest 10 lower than three weeks in the past, Friday was a banner day.

However he did it the arduous method, needing three powerful units to get previous underdog James Duckworth 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5.

Duckworth is taking part in the most effective tennis of his profession as his thirtieth birthday approaches in January.

That is his twenty sixth match of 2021, an Aussie vagabond unable to get house all yr.

He reached his first profession ATP Tour remaining in Kazakhstan final month, and this quarterfinal effort in Paris is by far his greatest outcome on the Masters 1000 stage.

Hurkacz out-did Duckworth in nearly each class, but it surely nonetheless took two hours and 12 minutes for him to get by way of.

Novak Djokovic vs Hubert Hurkacz Match Historical past

Yr Event Floor Rating Winner
2019 Wimbledon (R32) Grass 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 Djokovic
2019 French Open (R128) Outside Clay 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 Djokovic

Djokovic the Large Favourite

Hurkacz acquired 17 aces previous Duckworth within the quarterfinals. He had one other 18 towards fortunate loser Dominik Koepfer within the third spherical, and 13 extra in two units in his opening win towards Tommy Paul of the US. That’s 48 aces to only six double faults (none of them towards Duckworth).

However given how properly Djokovic neutralized Fritz’s massive serve Friday, the Pole can be hard-pressed to maintain up these numbers.

Given the slowish floor in Paris, it’s even harder to get the ball previous Djokovic whether or not it’s on the serve, or with an enormous forehand.

That is the primary time they’ll meet in the usual best-of-three format. Their earlier encounters had been best-of-five units at Grand Slam tournaments. And so they had been greater than two years in the past when Hurkacz was nonetheless hovering on each side of the No. 50 rating.

He’s clearly a a lot better participant now even when the dynamic of their matchup isn’t a lot modified that a lot.

Hurkacz additionally has had a harder bodily street to the semis. And there may be an comprehensible letdown after one in every of his bucket-list targets was achieved on Friday.

Nonetheless, there are more likely to be some shut moments – over 9.5 video games for the primary set (+100) is an effective chance.

May it go the space? It positively might. That’s the most effective alternative on the market in a match for which Djokovic is closely favored to win outright.

Greatest Guess:  Over 2.5 units (+205)

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