In the quarterfinals of the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships 2022, top seed Novak Djokovic will encounter Jiri Veselý.
Djokovic had an outstanding 2021 season, winning the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon, as well as reaching the US Open final. Although, the Serb was unable to compete in the Australian Open this year due to his unvaccinated status. As a result, he missed out on the opportunity to make history by winning 21 Grand Slams. However, amidst the controversies regarding his form, the World No. 1 appears to be in good shape, having defeated Lorenzo Musetti and Karen Khachnov in straight sets, in the round of 32 and round of 16 respectively. Furthermore, the 20-time Grand Slam winner is expected to hit the finals of the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships 2022.
Jiri Veselý is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. According to the ATP, he is currently ranked World No. 121. He began the year with a first-round exit at the Adelaide International 1 in Australia. At the Sydney International, the Czech qualified for the main draw but lost in the first round. Afterwards, things weren’t going good for the Czech as he was consecutively knocked out at the Australian Open and Maharashtra open, shortly followed by the Qatar Open. He did, however, get off to a strong start in the Dubai Tennis Championships. After victories over Hady Habib and Alexei Popyrin, the Czech qualified for the main draw of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Vesely advanced to the second round after defeating Marin Cilic in the first round. Thus, he was able to earn a clash with Roberto Batista Agut and beat the Spaniard (6-2, 6-4). In the process, he earned himself a place in the quarter-finals.
Novak Djokovic Vs Jiri Veselý: Match Details
- Tournament: Dubai Tennis Championships 2022.
- Date: 24 February 2022.
- Venue: Dubai, UAE.
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt.
- Round: Quarterfinals.
- Category: ATP 500.
- Prize money: $2,794,840.
Novak Djokovic Vs Jiri Veselý : Head-To-Head Records Till Date
Djokovic and Veselý will encounter each other for the second time. The latter triumphed the last time they faced in the second round of the 2016 Monte Carlo Open (6-4 2-6 6-4). Moreover, Jiri Veselý leads the head-to-head 1-0 but they have never met each other on hardcourt before.
Novak Djokovic Vs Jiri Veselý Match Prediction: Who Will Be The Ultimate Winner?
Given his talent and experience, Djokovic will enter the match as the clear favourite to win. The Czech, on the other hand, will be in great spirits going into the match after defeating two higher-ranked opponents and regaining his form. Both players are aware of their opponent’s methods and tactics because they have previously played against each other. However, the Serb’s great form and desire to make the most of every opportunity will give him an advantage. Also, if Djokovic loses this match, his ranking will be jeopardised, with Daniil Medvedev lurking in the shadows, ready to fill his shoes. As a result, he would give it his all to secure the triumph.
Our Prediction: Djokovic will win in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic’s Last Three Performances
- Dubai Tennis Championships 2022: Round of 16- Novak Djokovic d. Karen Khachanov (6-3, 7-6(7-2) ).
- Dubai Tennis Championships 2022: Round of 32- Novak Djokovic d. Lorenzo Musetti (6-3, 6-3).
- Davis Cup 2021: Semi final- Djokovic d. Marin Cilic (6-4, 6-2).
Jiri Veselý’s Last Three Performances
- Dubai Tennis Championships 2022: Round of 16- Jiri Veselý d. Roberto Bautista Agut (6-2, 6-4).
- Dubai Tennis Championships 2022: Round of 32- Jiri Veselý d. Marin Cilic (6-4, 7-6(3) ).
- Dubai Tennis Championships 2022: Qualifying Round 2- Jiri Veselý d. Alexei Popyrin (7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-2).
Novak Djokovic Vs Jiri Veselý : Broadcasting And Livestreaming Details
However, all of the action will be broadcasted live for spectators in the following countries, on the following networks and websites:
- USA: Viewers in the United States can catch all the action on Tennis Channel.
- UK: Enthusiasts in the United Kingdom can watch the action live on Amazon Prime Video.
- India: Tennis TV will broadcast the tournament live in India.
- Europe: European viewers can also enjoy the match live on SkySports.