Tennys Sandgren vs. Novak Djokovic
|Date & Time||Thursday August 30, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
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Novak Djokovic and Tennys Sandgren meet in the second round of the 2018 tennis US Open.
Novak Djokovic is coming off a four sets win over Marton Fucsovics that took 34 games to decide. In the victory, Djokovic won 74 percent of his first serve points and 56 percent of his second serve points. Djokovic won 67 percent of his total service points and won the last 10 games to close out the match. Djokovic can still improve in certain areas such as the second serve and the unforced errors, but he’s as close to being the player he was a couple of years ago as he’s ever been. Djokovic hopes to make the third round of a grand slam appearance for his sixth straight try. Djokovic has never been bounced before the third round of the US Open. Djokovic has won seven straight matches on hard court.
Tennys Sandgren is coming off a straight sets win over Viktor Troicki that took 27 games to decide. In the victory, Sandgren won 73 percent of his first serve points and 68 percent of his second serve points. Sandgren won 71 percent of his total service points and faced just two break points the whole match. As long as Sandgren can keep serving well and give the American crowd a reason to stay engaged, he could make this match interesting. Sandgren hopes to make the third round of a grand slam for the second time in his career. Sandgren is now 1-1 in career matches at the US Open. Sandgren has split his last four matches on hard court.
These two have played once, which was in this years Wimbledon, a match Djokovic won in straight sets. The match took 24 games to be decided.
Sandgren could push Djokovic a bit with his serve and I’m sure the American fans will do what they can to give an extra boost of confidence. The problem is there’s levels in grand slam play, and Djokovic is one of the best ever and takes his game to another level on the big stage. Sandgren is 27 years old and this is his sixth ever grand slam appearance. Sandgren would have to play the match of his life to have any shot here.
Like the Wimbledon, Djokovic in straight sets.