Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. Novak Djokovic - 2020 Dubai Open Second Round
Wednesday, February 26 2020
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No.1 seed, Novak Djokovic, meets Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second-round of the 2020 Dubai Open. Will Djokovic continue his run of dominance or will Kohlschreiber pull an upset?
Novak Djokovic was absolutely dominant in his first-round match against Malek Jaziri, beating Jaziri 6-1/6-2. Djokovic is incredible to watch, he can move the ball wherever he wants on the court with such little effort. Djokovic is probably the best returner of all time in the game and it is going to be hard for anyone to beat him in long rallies. Djokovic is very determined to win here in Dubai and if he dominated like he did against Jaziri, the other players might as well pack up.
Philipp Kohlschreiber came through a hard-fought 3 set match in the first-round and he showed a lot of composure to come back from a set down. Kohlschreiber is a very experienced players and he loves playing on hard-courts. Kohlschreiber loves taking the ball early from the high bounce you get on these hard courts and he will take every chance he gets to end points early here in Dubai. Kohlschreiber knows he has a challenge ahead of him, but it's a challenge he has already been successful against.
This will be the 14th meeting between both players, with Djokovic leading the H2H 11-2. Kohlschreiber is so used to playing Djokovic and he knows what to expect. However, even if he knows what to expect, Djokovic is an anomaly in the game. Djokovic is continuously improving and he can move anyone around the court and dominate. Expect Djokovic to come out and finish this quickly.
Novak Djokovic in Straight Sets.