In the opening round clash at the French Open 2021, World No. 1 and the top-seed Novak Djokovic will be up against World No. 66 Tennys Sandgren.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Novak Djokovic vs Tennys Sandgren|
|Date||1st June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)|
Novak Djokovic vs Tennys Sandgren : Preview
Novak Djokovic will enter the French Open 2021 as the top seed and is on the look for his 2nd French Open title after winning it for the first time in 2016. He was the runner-up at the 2020 French Open but lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets.
Novak finished as the runner-up at the Rome Masters 2021 and is currently playing at Belgrade Open 2021 which was scheduled very late as the French Open 2021 was postponed by a week. He has reached the semi-finals and looks certain to get his hands on the trophy before coming to France.
Tennys Sandgren has struggled for form this season having made early exits in nearly all of his tournaments. The 29-year old American has just 3 victories so far this season with only 1 coming on Clay in the 7 matches that he has played on the surface. His best run so far came at the ATP Geneva Open 2021 where he reached the Round of 16.
He last played at the Belgrade Open 2021 where he was defeated in straight sets in the first round and now travels to France facing a very difficult fixture in the very first round against the World No. 1 Djokovic. His best run so far at the Roland Garros came last year where he reached the second round.
Novak Djokovic vs Tennys Sandgren : Head to Head
This will be the 4th meeting between the duo, who have met on 3 occasions previously with the Serbian winning on all the occasions. Sandgren has won just 1 set against Novak so far in their 3 meetings. Novak Djokovic leads the head-to-head tie 3-0.
Novak Djokovic vs Tennys Sandgren : Prediction
Novak looks the clear favourite to win the match as he is in much better form than Sandgren. Tennys is 1-6 on Clay this season whereas Novak 9-3 on Clay so far as he is still playing at the Belgrade Open 2021.
Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in straight-sets.