Novak Djokovic vs. Jan-Lennard Struff
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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Serbian tennis superstar, Novak Djokovic is set to defend his title at the 2020 ATP Australian Open. Djokovic will play his first match against Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany.
Jan-Lennard Struff has had a decent start to 2020. Struff started his season at the ATP Cup where he performed well for Team Germany. Jan-Lennard Struff ended his tournament with a record of 2-1 but it wasn’t enough to get his team a spot in the second round. Following the ATP Cup, Jan-Lennard Struff played at the Adelaide International where he was eliminated in the second round. Jan-Lennard Struff has had solid preparation for this tournament but he must play his best tennis if he wishes to compete with Novak Djokovic.
Looking at Novak Djokovic, the Serbian superstar has been in supreme form. Djokovic started his season at the ATP Cup where he led his team to the title. During the tournament, Novak Djokovic defeated the likes of Kevin Anderson, Denis Shapovalov and Daniil Medvedev. In the final of the ATP Cup, Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal. The win against Nadal was especially impressive since Djokovic looked dominant and won in straight sets. The Australian Open is a very strong tournament for Novak Djokovic as he has won the title on 7 occasions. Considering his record at this tournament and his recent form, Djokovic will be very tough to stop.
Novak Djokovic and Jan-Lennard Struff have played each other twice in the past with Djokovic winning on both prior occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 at the French Open where Djokovic won in straight sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Novak Djokovic to win this match. Jan-Lennard Struff has been in decent touch but I don’t see him having enough to compete against an inform Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is always outstanding at the Australian Open and I see him winning this match in straight sets.