17-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will look to maintain his dominance when he takes on qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan in a third-round encounter at the French Open 2020. Galan has already surprised everyone by reaching this far at Roland Garros and now he has a golden opportunity to showcase his talent against the World No.1.
Novak Djokovic vs Daniel Elahi Galan: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Djokovic has dropped just 10 games in his first two matches. The 33-year old Serb first sailed past Mikael Ymer in straight sets 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round and then demolished Ricardas Berankis with same intensity 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in the Round of 64.
On the other hand, Elahi Galan, after entering the main draw through qualifiers, nearly bowed out in the first round. The 24-year old Colombian was two sets-to-one down before making a comeback to beat Cameron Norrie 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. The major surprise though came in the second round as Galan stunned Tennys Sandgren 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to achieve the best result of his career so far.
Novak Djokovic vs Daniel Elahi Galan: Head-to-Head
It will be the first meeting between the two players, so the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Novak Djokovic vs Daniel Elahi Galan: Prediction
Another easy outing for Djokovic is on the cards. The Serb should not face any difficulty whatsoever to get past Galan. Even pulling off a set from Djokovic will be a huge achievement for the qualifier, though it is next to impossible. However, the Colombian should be proud of his stupendous showing at the French Open.
Match Prediction: Novak Djokovic defeats Daniel Elahi Galan comprehensively in straight sets.