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Game info Novak Djokovic x Lorenzo Musetti


The confrontation between Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti takes place this Friday, November 4, in a match valid for the ATP Masters 1000 of Paris quarterfinals in its 2022 version. The greatest champion in the history of the ATP of Paris, Novak Djokovic, returns to the courts thirsty for the title. Despite not being one of the main seeds, he is again the big favorite for the title in this edition. As his third obstacle in the French tournament, he will face Italian Lorenzo Musetti. The estimated start of the match is at 18:30 UTC.


How the ATP Masters 1000 Paris works


The ATP Masters 1000 Paris is a traditional tennis competition that currently distributes 1000 ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals), ranking points to the winner. The tournament's first edition was held in 1972, reaching its 48th edition this year. We will have all the best players in the world in contention for the cup in the 2022 edition, except Alexander Zverev, who will not attend due to injury. Emphasizing the main competitors, we will have the big favorite for the title, Novak Djokovic; the current number 1 in the world, Carlos Alcaraz; and the current number 2 in the world, Rafael Nadal, who will attempt an unprecedented title in his career. The ATP Masters 1000 Paris prize pool is €3.084.450, and the tournament in 2022 will run from October 29 to November 6.


Novak Djokovic

At first, Novak Djokovic currently occupies number 7 in the ATP ranking, reaching the best position of his career in July 2011, when he occupied number 1 in the world for the first time. Now adding a total of 18 consecutive victories in his last competitions on the ATP Tour, the Serbian continues, for obvious reasons, to be the big favorite for the ATP Paris title. In his perfect campaign, he has beaten two opponents who have had good results in recent weeks. In his debut, he won the excellent American "server" Maxime Cressy in straight sets, 7-6 (7-1 in the tie-break) and 6-4, respectively. He then faced Russian Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals, an opponent currently a semifinalist at the US Open. Djokovic won exceptionally easily in the match after breaking his opponent's serve several times, in partials of 6-4 and 6-1, respectively.


Lorenzo Musetti

On the other hand, Lorenzo Musetti currently occupies number 23 in the ATP ranking, having this as the best position achieved in his career. Without a doubt, the 20-year-old Italian is yet another big surprise to reach this far in a Masters 1000 tournament, already being the best campaign made by Musetti in his journey as a professional in a competition of this level. In his campaign for the ATP Paris, he beat the experienced Croatian Marin Cilic in straight sets in the first round in double partials 6-4. In the sequence, he defeated Nikoloz Basilashivili with extreme ease, once again for two sets to 0 but in partials of 6-4 and 6-2, respectively. Finally, he overcame one of the top seeds, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, by 2 sets to 1. After losing the first set by 4-6, he didn't let himself down and raised his level even more to win the last two by a double 6-4.

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