The inability of Novak Djokovic to play in the tournament, with favorable branch performances, opened up chances for Rafael Nadal to capture the first crown at the Paris Masters.
The odds for Nadal at the Paris Masters 2020 could be wider, since two other Grand Slam champions of the year, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem, are not present. The fitness of “Rafa” this year is also perceived to be higher than any other year after a long break from the pandemic. The fact that Nadal won Roland Garros without missing a set confirms that. In addition , it is difficult to ignore the emotional enthusiasm that Nadal had after leveling the 20 Grand Slam record of rival Roger Federer.
In preparation for the Paris Masters, Nadal spent a few days at the Balearic Golf Championship in his home town of Mallorca, ranking sixth. This is a tournament at which professional golfers are present.
Nadal is not only emotionally and physically strong at the Paris Masters. It also obtained positive branching outcomes. As number one seed, Nadal began playing in the second round against fellow countryman Feliciano Lopez, 39 years old this year. This is the opponent that Nadal dominated nine of the 13 matches. Lopez hasn’t been in decent condition this year, winning six games and losing nine games, slipping to ATP 64.
If he overtakes Lopez, Nadal didn’t have to battle challenging opponents at least in the semi-finals. The owners of 35 Masters titles will be able to face Borna Coric in the third round, 8th seed David Goffin or 9th seed Pablo Carreno-Busta in the quarter-finals. Difficulty comes only from the semi-finals where Nadal will play either Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev or Stan Wawrinka.