Novak Djokovic returned to the court the day before after a three-week rest. In the second round of the tournament in Dubai on 26 February he will meet with Philip Kolschriber, whom he beated 11 times. Will the German stand against Novak this time? – Read in our prediction.

At what time are Novak Djokovic and Philipp Kohlschreiber to play?
The game time is February 26, 2020, at 07:00 PM (UTC+4).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Novak Djokovic takes the 1st position and Philipp Kohlschreiber takes the 80th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Novak Djokovic have?
Novak Djokovic has won 82.9% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Philipp Kohlschreiber have?
Philipp Kohlschreiber has won 64.3% of the games as a favorite.

Novak Djokovic

After the triumph of the ATP Cup and defending champion title of AO Novak Djokovic decided not to appear in the halls, and returned to the court just the same in Dubai. In the match of the 1st round, the Serbian genius did not leave a wet spot from Malik Jaziri, who was easily and effortlessly beaten in 2 sets with the score 6-1 and 6-2 respectively. Novak Djokovic has returned to the game on full alert and intends to win another trophy.

Now it will be more difficult, because we have to meet the powerful Phillip Kohlschreiber. Will the German be able to fight?

This season Djokovic is obsessed only with the Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Games. That’s why he won’t often show up at tournaments like Dubai. This season Novak has already shown his peak form at the start, he again moves around the court perfectly, pulls out the balls that other players only see off with a glance.

The Serb makes a minimum of unnecessary mistakes, while also acting acutely. Djokovic doesn’t invest in kicks, but focuses on accuracy, thus chasing opponents all over the court and holding the ball without much effort.

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Philipp Kolschrieber won the Challenger trophy at the start of the season and performed well in other tournaments. The German played a tournament in Rotterdam in early February after Australian Oupen. In the Netherlands, the German representative managed to overcome the qualification, but in the first round lost to Daniel Evans (3-6, 5-7).

In Dubai he started with a difficult victory. Yes, the German defeated Mohammed Safwat in the decisive game, but lost the 1st set, but the level of the opponent is very low and a good victory Philip Kolscheiber had to get in 2 sets.

A few years ago Kolschrieber could have beaten any opponent on the tour, but now he can’t boast of that. The German is 36 years old, he has significantly reduced in speed and sharpness, and these are key aspects of his game. But it’s too early to write him off the score, as the tennis player still boasts a varied one-handed backhand, a powerful pitch and a huge experience at the highest level.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • In personal meetings Djokovic leads with a score of 11-2.
  • Djokovic had a three weeks rest before this fight.
  • Kolschreiber won three victories in the last five games.
Novak DjokovicvsPhilipp Kohlschreiber
1ATP Rank80
32 (1987.05.22)Age36 (1983.10.16)
Belgrade, SerbiaBirthplaceAugsburg, Germany
Monte Carlo, MonacoResidenceKitzbuhel, Austria
6’2″ (188 cm)Height5’10” (178 cm)
170 lbs (77 kg)Weight154 lbs (70 kg)
Right-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandOne-Handed
2003Turned Pro2001
13/0YTD Won/Lost1/1
1YTD Titles0
906/187CAREER W/L469/369
78Career Titles8
$143,059,955Career Prize Money$12,934,144

Singles Service Record

Novak DjokovicSingles Service Record on hardPhilipp Kohlschreiber
3,677Aces2,465
1,548Double Faults937
64%1st Serve60%
74%1st Serve Points Won73%
56%2nd Serve Points Won54%
3,201Break Points Faced2,468
66%Break Points Saved65%
8,08Service Games Played4,944
87%Service Games Won82%
68%Total Service Points Won65%

Singles Return Record

Novak DjokovicSingles Return Record on hardPhilipp Kohlschreiber
33%1st Serve Return Points Won28%
56%2nd Serve Return Points Won49%
5,598Break Points Opportunities2,663
45%Break Points Converted40%
7,837Return Games Played5,005
32%Return Games Won21%
42%Return Points Won36%
55%Total Points Won51%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinner
2019WimbledonOutdoor GrassR128Novak Djokovic
2019ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayR16Novak Djokovic
2019ATP Masters 1000 Monte CarloOutdoor ClayR32Novak Djokovic
2019ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardR32Philipp Kohlschreiber
2016ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardR32Novak Djokovic
2015WimbledonOutdoor GrassR128Novak Djokovic
2014ATP Masters 1000 ParisIndoor HardR32Novak Djokovic
2014US OpenOutdoor HardR16Novak Djokovic
2014ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayR16Novak Djokovic
2013Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayR16Novak Djokovic
2010ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardR32Novak Djokovic
2009Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayR32Philipp Kohlschreiber
2008ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardR32Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Kohlschreiber Predictions

Djokovic, despite the lack of gaming practice for three weeks, demonstrated in his first game in Dubai that he was in great shape. Novak met with Kohlschreiber 13 times and defeated him 11 times. We do not think that anything will change in this regard in the next game.

  • Our prediction: Novak Djokovic Will Win.