There’s an awful lot at stake for the 33 year-old French veteran Monfils, who will be ensured of qualification for the ATP Finals with a victory over Shapovalov.
The Frenchman rallied to beat Radu Albot of Moldova 4-6 6-4 6-1 on Thursday. Monfils was helped by the home support in his comeback, and hit 12 aces and saved seven of nine break points on his way to victory.
The 20-year-old Canadian Shapovalov showed great resilience in beating world ranked No. 6 Alexander Zverev 6-2 5-7 6-2 in the third round. There were no fewer than 30 break points in the match, with Shapovalov converting five of the 17 that came his way.
The players have only met once previously, but it was only a couple of months ago when Monfils came through in five fiercely competitive sets (including three tie-breaks) in the third round of the US Open. The final score was 6-7 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-3.
Gael Monfils vs Denis Shapovalov Betting Lines & Predictions
With regards to tennis betting predictions, this has all the signs of being a closely fought match. Shapovalov won his first ATP Tour title at the Intrum Stockholm Open less than two weeks ago and is in excellent form.
The support will be with the home-based player, but the younger man looks capable of avenging his loss at the US Open and is our Paris Masters betting tip to emerge victorious here.