Ferrer – Mannarino
The next Masters tournament series for the next 1000 days will be in Paris. The last year’s winner of this tournament was A. Murray, who beat J. Isner 2: 1 in the final. Murray has already finished this season long, so he will not defend the title in Paris. The main favorites to win the title are R. Federer and R. Nadala, and beside them there are a few more tennis players that could be involved in the fight for the finals only. The first analysis of this tournament will be devoted to the duel between Scott D. Ferrer and French A. Mannarina.
Obviously, Ferrer’s career is slowly coming to an end, and this is reflected by his ever-present appearances and modest results. So Spacer is currently at the 29th position of the ATP ranking, which is far from his best career rating he had in mid 2013 when he was 3rd world player. By Masters in Paris, Spaniard managed to achieve a modest ratio of 24 victories and 19 defeats.
We have to point out that Ferrera’s contribution to this stagnation has somehow contributed to the injuries that Spacer has had problems lately, but this is not a big surprise if we know how much Ferrer spent energy in each of his matches. In the previous 17 years of career Ferrer has managed to win 27 titles, of which he is the highest just from Masters in Paris, where he won J. Janowicz in the final in 2012.
Mannarino showed a good game this season, which brought him closer to his best performance in 2015 when he was the 27th player in the world. By the start of this tournament in Paris, Mannarino scored 30 wins with 25 losses. In his 13 years career, the Frenchman failed to win the ATP title, although he missed the four great opportunities he had during 2015 and 2017.
Thus, this season, Mannarino played two finals, on tournaments in Antalya and Tokyo, and there were better than him Y. Sugita and D. Goffin. The Frenchman had a very good performance on the recently played tournament in Moskwa, where he was stopped in the semi-finals by R. Berankis. On this occasion, we will mention his placement in the quarter-finals of the Monteral tournament, where he was completely unexpectedly lost to D. Shapovalova, then the 143th player in the world.
Our Prediction: D.Ferrer win @ 1.67