The world number one, Novak Djokovic’s third round contender at US Open 2021 will be the Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori. The match will be played at New York.
Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori: Match Details
- Tournament: US Open 2021
- Match: Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori
- Round: Third Round
- Date: September 4, 2021
- Prize money: $180,000
- Venue: New York, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori: Preview
Though Kei Nishikori has advanced to the third round, he has had difficulty getting there. He had to play a five-setter against Mackenzie Mcdonald in the first round. In the last and decisive set, the Japanese gave it everything they had and won. He defeated Salvatore Caruso in four sets in the second round. His performance before coming at the US Open had been mediocre, so facing the world number one in the third round will be a huge test.
Novak Djokovic, the world number one, has been in scintillating form. This season has to be considered the pinnacle of his career, since he has already won all three grand slams of the year and is on his way to completing a calendar slam at the US Open. He overcame Holger Rune in the first round and Tallon Griekspoor in the second round with ease. In the third round, he’ll face Kei Nishikori, a seasonal campiagner.
Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori : Head-to-Head
The third-round match in US Open 2021 will be the 20th between the two players. Djokovic has dominated and won 17 times where as Nishikori has triumphed 2 times. So their H2H statistics stand at 17-2 Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori : Prediction
With Djokovic in such good form, it will be challenging for any player on the circuit to beat him. Nishikori isn’t a bad player, but overcoming Djokovic, who has been smashing opponents like Nadal and Federer in recent years, is nearly impossible. Nishikori may win one set, but that will be difficult as well. Djokovic appears to be on his way to a straight-set victory.
Our predictions: Djokovic to win in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori : Live Streaming & Where to Watch
- Japan : TBD
- Delhi: TBD
- New York: TBD
- Melbourne: TBD
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Also read: US Open 2021: Schedule, Live Streaming, When, Where, and How to Watch