Novak Djokovic vs. Go Soeda - 10/2/19 Japan Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Novak Djokovic vs. Go Soeda

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:40 AM (Ariake Coliseum)

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World number 1, Novak Djokovic has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP Japan Open in Tokyo. At this stage of the tournament, Novak is set to play against Go Soeda from Japan. 

Go Soeda had a big win in the previous round as he defeated Jan-Lennard Struff in 3 sets. It was a very close match where Soeda lost the opening set but fought back extremely strongly to win the final 2 sets and the overall match. During the victory, Go Soeda impressed with his serving as he hit 7 aces which helped him win 70% of his service points. Go Soeda won 93% of his service games and 2 return games to complete the win. Playing at home, Soeda has received great support but this is expected to be a tough match as he is playing against the number 1 seed. 

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Looking at Novak Djokovic, the Serbian superstar looked very impressive during his previous outing, Djokovic was dominant as he won all of his service games and 3 return games. The service was especially impressive from Novak as he won 76% of his service points. This tournament is important for Novak Djokovic as it is a chance to prove his fitness and his performance in the opening round made him look fit. Djokovic is a supreme player and he will be hoping to win this title. 

This will be the first time that Go Soeda and Novak Djokovic will be playing each other at an ATP event. 

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Novak Djokovic to win this match. Even when not 100%, Novak is significantly stronger than most players in the world and his performance in the opening round suggests that he is in good form. There is a major gap in skill so I am going to predict that Novak Djokovic will win this match in straight sets. 

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