Novak Djokovic returns to action after his disappointing loss in the French Open final to Rafael Nadal. The Serbian will face his fellow countryman Filip Krajinovic in the 1st round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. Djokovic will look forward to win the tournament which will add 500 points to his tally and confirm his year end ranking of World number one.
Apart from his unfortunate default at the US Open and his final loss in the French Open, the Serbian has enjoyed a great year so far, and will look to end the season in style. The Serbian plays in Vienna for the first time after 2007 when he won the tournament defeating Wawrinka in the final.
- Fixture: Novak Djokovic vs Filip Krajinović
- Date: 26 October 2020
- Tournament: ATP Erste Bank Open 2020
- Round: 1st Round
- Venue: Vienna, Austria
- Category: ATP 500
- Surface: Indoor hardcourt
- Prize money: Approx. 1,409,510
Novak Djokovic vs Filip Krajinović: Match Preview
Novak Djokovic has not played tour level tennis after his French Open final loss to Rafael Nadal. The Serbian returns to hard court action, his preferred surface after his default incident in the 4th round of the US Open. The World number one claimed his 36th ATP Title at the Italian Open 2020, surpassing Nadal’s record of 35 titles. The Serbian will look to extend his lead and win his 37th title.
Filip Krajinovic was in action at Bett1Hulks Indoors where he lost in the 1st round to Steve Johnson in 3 sets. The Serbian was performing well prior to the French Open but things took a turn for the worse as he defeated in Round 1 of the French Open. H will look forward to putting up a spirited performance against Novak Djokovic in Round 1.
Novak Djokovic vs Filip Krajinović: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced each other just two times in the past with each winning on one occasion. Their first meeting came way back in 2010 at Belgrade where Krajinovic won the match by virtue of a walkover. Their second encounter came at the Italian Open 2020 in the last 16 where Djokovic won in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic vs Filip Krajinović: Match Prediction
Novak Djokovic will be looking to bounce back after his French Open drubbing. The World Number one is expected to cruise through his first round encounter against Filip Krajinovic in straight sets. Krajinovic will have to play the best tennis he has ever played if he is to cause any problems to Djokovic. Novak Djokovic enters the tournament as the favourite to claim yet another title.
Match Prediction: Novak Djokovic to defeat Filip Krajinović in straight sets.