Defending champion Novak Djokovic will be up against Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round of the 2022 French Open. Djokovic is ranked No.1 in the world while Nishioka is the World No.94.
Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Match Details
- Tournament: French Open 2022
- Match: Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka
- Round: First Round
- Date: 23rd May 2022
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Claycourt
- Prize Money: €62,000
Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Preview
20-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic has finally peaked at the right moment. He had his share of bad luck at the start of the season where he was denied entry into Australia due to his vaccination status and hence was forced to skip the Australian Open. He then played the Dubai Tennis Championships where he lost in the quarterfinals.
He started his clay season with an opening match loss at Monte Carlo but followed it up with a runner-up finish at the Serbia Open. He made it to the semifinals at Madrid and then won his 38th Masters title at Rome ahead of the French Open.
Yoshihito Nishioka had a decent start to the season but has lost all momentum. After bowing out of the first round of Australian Open, he won the Columbus Challenger and then made it to the final of the Cleveland Challenger. As a qualifier, he reached the quarterfinal of the Mexican Open and then made it to the third round of the Miami Masters. He has played four clay-court tournaments this year but is yet to win a main draw match.
Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Djokovic leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at the 2020 Australian Open where Djokovic won in three sets.
Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Prediction
Djokovic is the obvious favorite to win the match. The Serb is finally back in form and is coming off a good result in Rome. He has started moving well and is taking charge from the baseline. Adding to that, Nishioka is yet to win a match on clay this season and doesn’t have many big weapons to trouble Djokovic. Expect the World No.1 to cruise into the second round comfortably.
Prediction: Djokovic to win in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Live Stream Details for Roland Garros
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