On Monday, October 31, the first round of the 2022 Paris Masters will feature Lorenzo Musetti as the number 15 seed.
Following a successful year, Marin Cilic will compete in Paris. He is 31 years old, and his prize money totals just over $1.9 million. However, the 36-year-old Croat is coming off disappointing performances after losing in rounds two to Arthur Rinderknech in Basel and Karen Khachanov in Astana. Prior to that, Cilic had a string of successful performances, including making it to the semifinals of the ATP London and the French Open, the round of 16 at the US Open, Cincinnati, Montreal, and Tel Aviv (loss to Novak Djokovic).
Lorenzo Musetti himself has had a fantastic year. The 20-year-old Italian’s current position of #23 is a career-high achievement. Prior to that, he won the championship in Napoli after defeating Matteo Berrettini in the final. Most recently, he lost to Albert Ramos Vinolas in round one in Basel. That was his second championship of the year; his first being the Hamburg Open, where he defeated World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in the final. Musetti has a 30-24 record, with majority of the losses occurring in the first games. Of course, given that the child is still gaining experience, that is understandable.
Cilic vs Musetti Match Details
Tournament: Paris Masters
Date: October 31, 2022
Venue: Paris, France
Round: First round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: €3,084,450
Cilic vs Musetti Head-to-Head Record
As Musetti’s energised play will offset Cilic’s expertise, this is a clash of generations that might go either way. But it’s possible that we’re hoping for a protracted relationship.
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Cilic vs Musetti Prediction
As Musetti’s dynamic play will counter Cilic’s experience, this duel of generations has the potential to go any way. Marin is obviously in fantastic overall shape, and he will be optimistic about his chances of getting off to a strong start here given his vast experience, which includes 36 ATP career finals.
Prediction: Cilic to win in 3
Cilic Last three performances
- Basel Open: First round- l. Rinderknech 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(5)
- Astana Open: Second round- l. Khachanov 6-2, 3-6, 3-6
- Astana Open: First round- b. Otte 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-2
Musetti Last three performances
- Basel Open: First round- l. Ramos Vinolas 6-1, 3-6, 4-6
- Napoli Cup: Final- b. Berrettini 7-6(5), 6-2
- Napoli Cup: Semifinal- b. Kecmanovic 6-3, 6-4
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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