Denis Shapovalov is 2 wins away to conquer the title in Paris. The Canadian has defeated Gael Monfils 6-2 6-2, Alexander Zverev 6-2 5-7 6-2, Fabio Fognini 3-6 6-3 6-3 and Gilles Simon 2-2 ret. to reach the semifinal where he will face Rafael Nadal.
The Canadian is now ranked no. 28 and 17 in the live rankings. However, if Denis Shapovalov wins the title, he is projected to go up 17 places and be ranked no.11 following the current competition.
This is Denis Shapovalov’s projected path and the probable opponents at the BNP Paribas Masters. Shapovalov has an overall unfavourable record (1-4) with the projected opponents mainly agains Djokovic.
1/2 – Rafael Nadal’s rankings and performance.
Head to head record 1-1
Rafael Nadal has a 50-6 win-loss record in 2019, 3-0 on indoor hard courts. Talking about the previous 1 years, the Spaniard has a 3-0 record on indoor hard courts. Nadal will try to keep a positive momentum since he is on a 10 matches winning streak.
His best result of the year was managing to win the competition in Rome where he overcame Novak Djokovic in the final 6-0 4-6 6-1, in Paris where he defeated Dominic Thiem in the final 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1, in Montreal where he defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final 6-3 6-0, and in New York where he overcame Daniil Medvedev in the final 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4.
H2H Denis Shapovalov vs. Rafael Nadal
This match would represent the 3rd time that Denis Shapovalov and Rafael Nadal fight against each other. The head to head is 1-1 for Shapovalov and Nadal (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on indoor hard courts.
Final – Novak Djokovic’s rankings and performance.
Head to head 3-0 for Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has a 51-9 win-loss record in 2019, 3-0 on indoor hard courts. During the previous 2 years, Novak has a 11-2 record on indoor hard courts. Novak won 9 of his last 10 matches.
His best achievement of the current year was conquering the title in Melbourne where he overcame Rafael Nadal in the final 6-3 6-2 6-3, in Madrid where he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final 6-3 6-4, in London where he overcame Roger Federer in the final 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3), and in Tokyo where he defeated John Millman in the final 6-3 6-2.
Last year in Paris Novak was overcome by Karen Khachanov in the final 7-5 6-4.
H2H Denis Shapovalov vs. Novak Djokovic
This contest would be 4th time that Denis Shapovalov and Novak Djokovic fight against each other. The head to head is 3-0 for Djokovic (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on indoor hard courts.
Alternatively, Denis Shapovalov may face Grigor Dimitrov. Their H2H is 1-0 for Grigor Dimitrov.