In the framework of the ATP Cup on January 4, the second racket of the world Novak Djokovic will play with Kevin Anderson. We offer a forecast for this fight.
For Djokovic, the new season began in December, where he took part in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. In the Emirates, Novak took third place. In the semifinals of the competition, Djokovic did not manage to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-3, 6-7, 4-6), and in the match for the “bronze”, he defeated the representative of Russia Karen Khachanov (7-5, 6-3).
Anderson spent his last fight in July – at Wimbledon he reached the third round, wherein three sets he lost to Guido Pellier (4-6, 3-6, 6-7). After the Wimbledon tournament, a representative from South Africa fought with a knee injury. All this time, Kevin was without playing practice and therefore the question arises, in what form he is suitable for competitions in Australia.
Statistics and personal meetings
- By personal meetings, Djokovic leads 9-2.
- Anderson has not played since the summer due to a knee injury.
Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Predictions
This will be Anderson’s first duel after Wimbledon. All this time, the representative of South Africa was recovering from a knee injury. It is difficult to say how Anderson’s health is at the moment and whether he is ready to fight against the second racket of the world, but it is absolutely clear that without playing practice it will be extremely difficult to play against Djokovic. We offer to put on a landslide victory of the Serb in the upcoming game.