Djokovic vs Dellien: Novak to start with an easy win?
On July 24, Novak Djokovic and Hugo Dellien face off in the first round of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Will the victory of the Serbian tennis player be an easy one? Our answer is in the prediction below.
The current season can become the most successful in Djokovic's career. Novak has every chance of winning all the major tournaments this season. The Serbian tennis player has already won the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and Wimbledon. For a complete set of trophies, Novak lacks victories at the Tokyo Olympics and at the US Open. And most importantly, Djokovic is in incredible shape, and that makes such a result not only possible but very likely.
Dellien, on the contrary, doesn’t do well at major tournaments. Hugo prefers to play at Challengers, where he shows decent results. At the Tokyo Olympics, the Bolivian tennis player is pretty much doomed, because he got Djokovic as his opponent in the first round. But were it anyone else, Dellien would have struggled anyway: he prefers clay courts, and feels uncomfortable on hard.
Djokovic has played 3 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
Under 9.5 games were played in the first set in the last 5 matches of Dellien.
Djokovic came to the Tokyo Olympics for another trophy. The Serb plans to collect all the Grand Slam trophies, and he is already halfway through. At the moment, Novak doesn't really have any competitors in the tour. His upcoming opponent Dellien is a clay court specialist, on hard he does not pose any danger to the World №1.
Our prediction - total under 17 games
On hard, Hugo shows much worse results than on clay courts. The Bolivian tennis player is not really a danger for Djokovic - the Serb is likely to defeat his opponent in two sets.
The second prediction - Djokovic to win with a handicap (-7.5)