Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic will play against Australian Jordan Thompson in the first round of Wimbledon. The match will take place on July 5.
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Date: July 5, 2023.
Tournament: Wimbledon 2023.
Round: Second round.
Venue: London, United Kingdom.
Category: Grand Slam.
Jordan Thompson kicked off the Wimbledon tournament with a comeback win over Brandon Nakashima. The Australian staged one of the main comebacks of the first round. He managed to win back from 0-2 in sets – 2:6, 2:6, 6:4, 7:6, 6:3.
The American, apparently, relaxed too soon. At the same time, it should be noted that Thomposon added powerfully at some point: after the second game, he never lost a pitch.
Jordan’s best result at the British Major so far remains reaching the third round in the 2021 season. It is also worth noting that this year he won 10 of 14 matches on grass.
Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, in the first round quietly won against Pedro Kachin – 6:3, 6:3, 7:6. In the third installment, the Serb finished off the Argentine only in a tie-break.
There is a suspicion that he artificially created a stressful situation, deciding to once again test his abilities. In the first set, Djokovic at some point allowed his opponent to make a break, but soon after that he calmly took two games on Kachin’s serve.
In a duel with an Argentine tennis player, Novak completed 13 aces, converted four break points and lost one game on his serve.
Head to Head
Both tennis players have never met each other at the ATP level, and this meeting will be the first for them.
|Novak Djokovic win 1.01
|Jordan Thompson win 16.05
Thompson made an incredible comeback in his first round match against Nakashima. However, in fact, Jordan made too many mistakes. In the match against Djokovic, such preparation will not lead to anything good.
We expect a confident victory for Novak in this fight. Serbian tennis player with every match will only add. We expect that the upcoming fight will not be a serious problem for Novak and he will win with a confident score in three sets.
Prediction: Djokovic to win with a game handicap (-8.5).