Novak Djokovic and Jeremy Chardy will meet in the first round of the 2021 Australian Open. The Serbian will start as a favourite coming into the tournament and also has an upper hand against Chardy with head to head record of 13-0.
- Date: 8th February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open, 2021
- Fixture: Novak Djokovic vs Jeremy Chardy
- Round: First Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Category: Grand Slam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: $71,500,000
Novak Djokovic vs Jeremy Chardy: Match Preview
The defending champion is looking solid after an unbeaten run in the singles at the ATP Cup, 2021. He will be looking to clinch his 9th Australian open title and 18th Grand Slam overall which will help him to close the gap on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the race for finishing the career with the most number of Grand Slams.
The Frenchman is coming to the tour as unseeded and will look to put on a good show against Djokovic. Chardy had a good run in the Antalya Open, Turkey where he had beaten players with the likes of Fabio Fognini and Jan – Lennard Struff.
Novak Djokovic vs Jeremy Chardy: Head-to-Head
Djokovic and Chardy have met 13 times in the past and the world number 66 has not managed to win a set against the defending champion till now. They last met at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Madrid, Spain where Djokovic ousted Chardy with the scoreline of 6-1, 7-6.
Novak Djokovic vs Jeremy Chardy : Match Prediction
The Serbian is the clear favorite to win the match as he comes to the tournament with high confidence and also has an impeccable record against the Frenchman.
Match Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in 3 sets.