Novak Djokovic, top seed at French Open 2021 will face the Italian, Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The Serbian is ranked number one in the world, whereas, Berrettini is ranked ninth in the ATP Rankings.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini|
|Date||9th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$308,679 (INR 2,24,87,883 approx.)|
Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: Match Preview
Novak Djokovic was pushed to the limits against the Italian, Lorenzo Musetti as he played out a grueling five set encounter on Monday. The Serbian lost the opening two sets in the tiebreaker, and was all set to be eliminated from the tournament. However, he won the next two sets in style, and progressed into the last eight, after Lorenzo Musetti withdrew in the last set. Djokovic has been in fine form in Paris, and has scored straight sets victories against Tennys Sandgren, Pablo Cuevas and Ricardas Berankis in the first three round matches.
Matteo Berrettini defeated Taro Daniel in four sets in the first round. In the second round, he defeated Federico Coria in a straight sets victory. It was another comfortable victory for the Italian in the third round, as he defeated S.Kwon in straight sets. The 25-year old received a bye in the fourth round, after Roger Federer decided to withdraw from the tournament. Berrettini has been in amazing form this clay court tournament, as he lifted the Serbia Open title, and finished as the runner up in Madrid.
Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: Head-to-Head
The duo have met only once before at the Nitto ATP Finals in 2019. Novak Djokovic won the round robin encounter in straight sets, and leads the head to head record, 1-0.
Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: Match Prediction
Novak Djokovic is the favorite to win the quarterfinals, and book a place in the last four in Paris. However, Matteo Berrettini is one of the most impressive players on clay courts this year, and can certainly challenge the Serbian in the quarterfinals. Moreover, the Italian is well rested for the match, as Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament. On the other hand, Djokovic played a grueling five set match against Lorenzo Musetti.
Match Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in five sets