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24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic continues his pursuit towards a record-extending 7th title at the Paris Masters as he faces Dutch pro, Tallon Griekspoor in the Round of 16 on Thursday at the Accor Arena, Paris. Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor FREE LIVE STREAM (11/2/2023): How to Watch Rolex Paris Masters 2023 Online From anywhere
The Serb was beaten in the final of the last edition of the tournament by Dane pro, Holger Rune in 3 sets. Djokovic has already won 5 tour-level titles this year, including 3 Grand Slams.
On the other hand, Griekspoor is enjoying a breakthrough season of sorts, winning his first tour-level title at the 2023 TATA Open Maharashtra. The Dutch pro followed it up with his 2nd career title at the Libema Open, defeating Alex de Minaur in the quarter-final. At the Citi Open in Washington, he upset top seed and current World No. 10 Taylor Fritz for his first career top 10 victory to advance to his third final of 2023, and first at the ATP 500 Level, where he lost to Dan Evans.
Griekspoor, the Dutch no.1, is currently at a career-high ranking of 23. The pair have faced off twice with Djokovic winning both encounters. Their most recent clash came at the Dubai Open earlier this year where the World No.1 dismantled the 27-year-old 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor: Match details
Tournament: ATP Paris Masters 2023
Match: Novak Djokovic and Tallon Griekspoor
Date: 2nd November, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Accor Arena, Paris, France
Round: Third Round (Round of 16)
Surface: Hard Court
Prize Money: $82,410
Novak Djokovic looked in fine form as he completely dominated his second-round encounter against Tomas Martin Etcheverry, his first competitive singles clash on tour in almost one and a half months. The 1st seed defeated the Argentine pro 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 24 minutes to book his spot in the round of 16 of the Paris Masters.
The 36-year-old is looking forward to winning a record-extending 40th Masters title in Paris. The Serb has already qualified for the ATP Finals to be played in Turin, Italy. Djokovic has won the year-end championship a joint record, with Roger Federer, 6 times.
Meanwhile, Griekspoor arrives into the clash on the back of impressive performances in the first and second rounds. The Dutch no.1 defeated Spanish pro Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 6-2 in the second round clash. The World No.23 came back from a set down in the first round to get the better of American pro, Christopher Eubanks.
It’d be hard to imagine that a well-rested Djokovic can be beaten this early into the tournament. In addition to this, Djokovic being the best returner in the history of the game will neutralize Griekspoor’s greatest strength i.e. his serve.
Now the world no.1, the Serbian has achieved a compiled 47-5 match record in 2023. Novak is currently competing in Paris where he beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-3 6-2.
Novak Djokovic will face the world no.23 Tallon Griekspoor in the 3rd round on Thursday at 7:30 pm on COURT CENTRAL. Their head to head is 2-0 for Djokovic.
Djokovic conquered 5 titles in 2023 in Adelaide, at the Australian Open, at the French Open, in Cincinnati and at the U.S. Open. Djokovic was the finalist in Wimbledon.
Djokovic won 96 titles in his career: 52 on hard courts, 19 on clay courts, 17 on indoor courts and 8 on grass courts.
Ranked world no.23 (career-high), the Dutch owns a composed 36-22 win-loss record in 2023. The Dutch is playing in Paris where he managed to beat Christopher Eubanks 6-72 6-3 6-4 and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2 6-2.
Tallon Griekspoor will play the world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round on Thursday at 7:30 pm on COURT CENTRAL. Their actual record is 2-0 for Djokovic.
Griekspoor conquered 2 titles in 2023 in Pune and in Hertogenbosch. Griekspoor was the finalist in Washington (Citi Open).
Seeking a record-extending sixth title at Paris-Bercy, Djokovic is now 46-9 at the event. Having reached all four Grand Slam finals this year - winning three - the Super Serb could win a record-extending 40th Masters 1000 title this week.
Should he do so, Djokovic will go 1495 points ahead of Carlos Alcaraz and nearly seal the year-end World No. 1 ranking.
Meanwhile, the 23rd-ranked Griekspoor beat Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets, dropping exactly two games each set. Having beaten Christopher Eubanks in his campaign opener, the 23-year-old is now 36-22 in 2023 and 2-0 on his tournament debut.
Earlier this year, Griekspoor clinched titles in Pune and 's-Hertogenbosch. He also reached the Washington DC final, Rotterdam semifinal and four other quarterfinals. His best Masters 1000 result is a third-round run at Indian Wells.
Both Djokovic and Griekspoor are quintessential baseliners, but the similarities in their game styles end there.
Griekspoor is a powerful server and hitter of the ball and also moves well, but Djokovic is one of the sport's best counter-punchers and all-court players. Moreover, the Serb is ageing like fine wine, playing some of the best tennis of his career at the wrong end of 30.
Both players played well in the second round. However, having lost only five times all year and beaten Griekspoor in both previous meetings, Djokovic should take the win.