Novak Djokovic vs. Yoshihito Nishioka
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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Defending champion, Novak Djokovic has made into the third round of the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Novak Djokovic is set to play against Yoshihito Nishioka from Japan.
Yoshihito Nishioka enters this match having defeated Dan Evans in straight sets in the previous round. The serving was especially strong from Nishioka as he won over 60% of his service points which allowed him to win all of his service games. Yoshihito Nishioka has looked very impressive throughout this tournament as he has only lost 1 set in the entire event. This is expected to be a significantly tougher match for Yoshihito Nishioka as he is playing against the number 2 seed.
Looking at Novak Djokovic, the Serbian superstar has been dominant throughout the tournament. Djokovic enters this match having won his previous outing in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Novak Djokovic as he won all of his service games and 5 return games. The receiving was especially strong from Novak Djokovic as he won 45% of his return points. Novak Djokovic remains unbeaten in 2020 having won the ATP Cup with Team Serbia. Djokovic is always at his best at Melbourne Park and he has shown his ability by winning this tournament on 7 occasions. Considering his record at this venue and his recent form, Novak Djokovic is my favorite to win this tournament.
Novak Djokovic and Yoshihito Nishioka have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2019 at the Davis Cup where Djokovic won in straight sets.
Looking at all this information, I see Novak Djokovic winning in straight sets. Djokovic has been in supreme touch and he was dominant when he defeated Yoshihito Nishioka last season. There is a big gap in skill between the players and I see Djokovic winning in straight sets.