21-time major champion Novak Djokovic will be up against Cristian Garin in the first round of the 2022 Astana Open. Djokovic is ranked 7th in the world while Garin is the World No.81.
Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin: Match Details
- Tournament: Astana Open 2022
- Match: Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin
- Round: First Round
- Date: 4th October 2022
- Venue: Nul-Sultan, Kazakhstan
- Surface: Hard
- Prize Money: $14,820
Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin: Preview
Things are finally falling in place for Novak Djokovic after a horrendous start to the season. Due to his vaccination status, he was deported from Australia and wasn’t allowed to enter the USA for the Golden Swing. He then won his first title of the season in Rome but lost to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinal of the French Open. He then won his 21st major title at Wimbledon and last week, won the third title of the season in Tel Aviv without dropping a set.
Cristian Garin started the season by reaching the third round of the Australian Open but by his standards, he has underperformed. He made it to the semifinals in Houston and also reached the quarterfinal in Rome. His best result of the season came at Wimbledon where he reached the quarterfinals where he lost to eventual finalist Nick Kyrgios. He last played in the US Open where he bowed out of the second round.
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Djokovic leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at Wimbledon 2021 where Djokovic won in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin: Prediction
Djokovic will be the overwhelming favorite going into the match. He has found form once against and after a flawless week in Tel Aviv, will fancy his chances tow in another title. He hasn’t dropped a set against Garin in his career and it looks very likely that the Chilean won’t be able to take one in Nur-Sultan either.
Prediction: Djokovic to win in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin: Live and Broadcast Details
- USA – Tennis Channel
- UK – Amazon Prime Video
- Australia – beIN Sport
- France– Eurosport
- Germany– Tennis Channel
- Canada –TSN
- Greece – OTE TV
Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin: Match Timings
- Melbourne– TBD
- Paris– TBD
- London– TBD
- New York– TBD
- Toronto– TBD
- India– TBD