In the second match between the teams of Serbia and Canada, Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov will meet. The meeting will take place on January 10th. Who will win? – read in our forecast.
In Australia, Djokovic is confidently outplaying all of his opponents. He does this in two sets. Novak had some problems in the confrontation with Kevin Andersen, whom he defeated with a score of 7-6, 7-6. With other rivals it was much easier. For example, he defeated Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-3, and Chris Garin outplayed 6-3, 6-3.
Djokovic will enter the court after a duel between Dusan Lajovic and Felix Auger-Aliassime. If his compatriot wins, Novak can arrange a victory for his team.
At this tournament, Shapovalov had quite strong rivals. Despite this, he won 2 of 3 matches. Denis lost only to Alex De Minaur (7-6, 4-6, 2-6). In other matches, the Canadian coped with Stefanos Tsitsipas (7-6, 7-6) and Alexander Zverev (6-2, 6-2).
In 2019, Shapovalov won his first victory on January 15. This time Denis has been performing much better since the beginning of the year. It seems that he will approach the Australian Open in excellent playful form.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In personal meetings, the score is 4-1 in favor of Djokovic.
- In five face-to-face confrontations, Shapovalov won only three games against Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov Prediction
Shapovalov is a convenient opponent for Djokovic. Last year, the Serb beat the Canadian four times in two games. It is possible that something similar will happen this time. Novak left no chance to Monfils and Garin. It is unlikely that he will make such a gift to the Canadian.
Our prediction is the victory of Novak Djokovic