Tennis at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

Top seed Novak Djokovic will lock horns with Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the first round of Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien
Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien

Novak Djokovic of Serbia will be up against Hugo Dellien of Bolivia in the first round of the Men’s Singles event at Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic is ranked 1st in the world while Dellien is the world no.139.

Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien: Match Details

TournamentTokyo Olympics
MatchNovak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien
RoundFirst Round
Date24th July 2021
VenueTokyo, Japan
SurfaceHard Court

Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien: Preview

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

In his quest to Olympic Gold, Novak Djokovic will open his campaign against Hugo Dellien of Bolivia. Djokovic has been in lethal form all season, having won 3 grand slams already. He last won Wimbledon beating Matteo Berrettini in the final in 4 sets. The Serbian machine is also eyeing to complete a golden slam this year and looks very good to clinch the Gold medal at Tokyo.

His path looks easy with the withdrawal of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem but the men’s field is still very strong with the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev. The only matter of concern for Djokovic will be the nature of the tournament. The Olympics are played with a best of 3 format which suit the Next Gen rather than him.

As for his opponent, Hugo Dellien, he has struggled with form all season. He has been as high as 72 in the world and reached the second qualifying round at Wimbledon. He has been actively participating in the challengers and has a very good baseline game.

Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien: Head to Head

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Hugo Dellien

The two players haven’t met before. This will be their first meeting and hence the H2H stands deadlock at 0-0.

Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien: Prediction

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

This is a no brainer that Djokovic will go in as the overwhelming favorite to win the match. Dellien doesn’t seem to have the game to challenge the world no.1. If Djokovic manages to keep his game clean, he will be through to the second round in no time.

Prediction: Djokovic to win in straight sets.

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