In the second round of the Men’s Singles at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, World No. 1 and the top-seeded Novak Djokovic from Serbia will be up against World No. 48 Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany.
Novak Djokovic vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Match Details
|Tournament||2020 Tokyo Olympics|
|Match||Novak Djokovic vs Jan-Lennard Struff|
|Date||26 July 2021|
Novak Djokovic vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Preview
Novak Djokovic makes a winning start to his Tokyo Olympics 2020 campaign as he defeats Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien in straight-sets. Novak needed just 61 minutes as he went on to defeat Hugo 6-2, 6-2, hitting 7 aces in a clinical outing where he did not drop his serve while breaking Hugo 4 times out of the 10 chances he had.
Novak was in full control of the match and justified why he is having one of the best seasons of his career. The Serbian recorded his 10th win on Hardcourts this season and is yet to lose on the surface as he continues his dominant run this year.
Jan-Lennard Struff registers his first ever career win at the Olympics Games as he defeats Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour and 16 minutes. This was Struff’s 1st win at the Olympics after he failed to win his debut match in the first round of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
While the match had a quick wrap, it doesn’t justify the intensity of the duel between the two players. Jan won 59 points in the match while Thiago had 50. Both of them were neck to neck and it all came down to break-points conversion which Jan was able to do, winning 2/4 break-points while Thiago failed to win any of his 3 available break-points.
Novak Djokovic vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Head to Head
This will be the 6th meeting between the duo and their first match-up of the season. Except for their 4th round meeting at the 2019 French Open, they have met on Hardcourts and Djokovic has been the winner in all 5 clashes, leading their head-to-head tie 5-0.
Novak Djokovic vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Prediction
Struff will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 67-70. He is currently 18-18 for the season and is 6-5 on the surface this year. Novak on the other hand has a career Hardcourt record of 488-78 and is 35-3 for the season across all surfaces which includes his impressive 10-0 record on Hardcourts this season. Looking at these numbers, Novak looks the one to advance ahead.
Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in straight-sets.