ATP Paris Masters Day 4 Predictions Including Alexander Zverev vs Adrian Mannarino

Alexander Zverev at the ATP Paris Masters

The Paris Masters 2020 is into Day 4 with many veterans and young hopefuls of the game contending for the title. There are eight round of 16 matches scheduled for day four and, as ever, we here at LWOT will be previewing and predicting all eight matches, including Rafael Nadal vs Jordan Thompson.

ATP Paris Masters Day Four Predictions

Milos Raonic vs Marcos Giron

Head-to-head: Raonic 1-0 Giron

Milos Raonic is certainly enjoying the conditions at the Paris Masters 2020 which is expected given his booming serve and first strike tennis. The Canadian has made a fast start to his campaign and is yet to drop his serve. If he keeps that up his chances of reaching the last four and further are pretty high if one glances at the draw as it stands.

Marcos Giron has certainly impressed this week coming through qualifying and then taking out Matteo Berrettini 7-5 in the third. The American reached the quarter-finals in Antwerp and he seems to be building on that decent showing. However he now takes on a player who looks extremely comfortable on court and if the Canadian serves as well as he’s been doing, Giron can’t do much to stop him.

Prediction: Raonic in 2
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Daniil Medvedev vs Alex De Minaur

Head-to-head: Medvedev 2-0 De Minaur

Daniil Medvedev enjoyed a curtailed match as Kevin Anderson had to retire with injury in the first set tiebreaker. He now faces someone who’s probably the closest to him in terms of defensive capabilities. Alex De Minaur played a highly solid match against Lorenzo Sonego facing zero breakpoints en route to win 6-3 7-5.

These two have met twice before but both of them came in 2018 and a lot has changed since. Medvedev isn’t quite there yet in terms of the level he wants to play at and against an in form De Minaur who reached the finals in Antwerp, it’s going to be a very tight contest. Expect extra ordinary defensive plays from both and at the moment, things look like it’ll swing in the Aussie’s favour as the match goes long. De Minaur should elongate the rallies as he does and that can prove decisive in bringing out errors from the racket of Zverev.

Prediction: De Minaur in 3
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Andrey Rublev vs Stan Wawrinka

Head-to-head: Rublev 1-1 Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka has played well so far at the Paris Masters, beating the accomplished Dan Evans in straight sets before edging out Tommy Paul in three sets. But there is no escaping the fact that the Swiss is not the player he once was. Whilst he is still capable of good performances, and has done well to establish himself once again the top 20.

But Andrey Rublev is the ATP Tour’s form player. The Russian has been almost unbeatable in recent weeks, winning titles in St Petersburg and Vienna, and whilst he perhaps remains to one-dimensional to beat the very best in the game, Wawrinka can no longer be counted in that bracket. It may be close, but expect the in-form Russian to come out on top.

Prediction: Rublev in 3
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Alexander Zverev vs Adrian Mannarino

Head-to-head: Zverev 4-0 Mannarino

It was a hard fought match for Adrian Mannarino to get past Yoshihito Nishioka with the final scoreline reading, 6-3 6-7 6-3. The Frenchman looked tired during the second set tiebreak but regrouped well to take the decider. He’ll do well to avoid any such periods in his upcoming match against a red hot Alexander Zverev.

The German blasted away a decent opponent in Miomir Kecmanovic in less than an hour. Zverev has won back to back tournaments in Cologne prior to the Paris Masters and that’s evident with the way he played in his opening round. Expect Zverev to overpower the Frenchman from the back of the court which doesn’t leave Mannarino many options to turn around the match.

Prediction: Zverev in 2

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