Novak Djokovic will play against Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round of the Australian Open. The match will take place on January 17, starting at 09:30 GMT.
Australian Open 2023
|Novak Djokovic||vs||Roberto Carballes Baena|
Date: 17 January 2023.
Tournament: Australian Open 2023.
Round: First round (Round of 128).
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia.
Prize Money: A$76,500,000.
Novak Djokovic makes his fans worry. The Serbian has canceled two workouts in Melbourne due to hip problems. The tennis player was injured last week in an exhibition match with Daniil Medvedev.
According to the ex-first racket of the world, the cancellation of recent training sessions is just a precautionary measure. In early January, Djokovic won the tournament in Adelaide.
In the decisive match, the Serbian tennis player defeated Sebastian Korda, and before that he managed to beat Denis Shapovalov and Daniil Medvedev.
As in the previous four seasons, Roberto Carballes Baena again automatically entered the main draw of the Australian Major. Roberto is in the top 100 (75th), primarily due to his success on clay.
On hard, the Tennessees are also doing well. Last year, Carballes-Baena played 14 matches on hard surface, in which he won four victories.
In one of the bottoms, the 29-year-old tennis player beat Matteo Berrettini. The Spaniard sensationally stopped the Italian at a tournament in Florence.
Carballes-Baena only once managed to pass the first round in Melbourne. In the 2021 season, he won against the Hungarian Attila Balazs.
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Head to Head
Both tennis players played each other 1 time and Djokovic is leading in a personal meeting with Carballes Baena, beating him with a score of 6:4, 6:1, 6:4 in the first round of the 2019 US Open.
|Novak Djokovic win 1.01||Roberto Carballes Baena win 20.00|
In the 2019 season, Novak easily defeated the Spaniard at the US Open. Most likely, the upcoming match between them will not differ from the previous one.
Given the fact that in recent days the Serbian had problems with his hip, but still, Djokochiv must go to the next round of the Australian Open 2023.
Prediction: Djokovic to win with handicap by games (-11.0).