Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry: After opting out of the season’s first clay 1000 tournament, Madrid Open, World No.1 Novak Djokovic is all set to make his comeback to the court when he will face Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry on Friday (May 12) in the second round of 2023 Italian open.
This will be Novak Djokovic’s third clay tournament of this year. The 35-year-old Serb entered the Italian Open after a quarterfinal loss to fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic in Banja Luka. He has lifted two trophies this year, at the Adelaide International 1 and the Australian Open Grand Slam. He missed playing the first two 1000 Masters tournaments of the year in the US, the Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open, due to his vaccination status. Also Read: “It Seems Like A Glamorous Life, But It Isn’t,” Chris Evert Supports Amanda Anisimova In Her Decision To Take A Long Break To Focus On Her Mental Well-Being
Etcheverry on the other hand, defeated Luca Van Assche in the previous round. Prior to the Italian Open, the 23-year-old played in the Challenger Aix-en Provence where he was knocked out of the Round of 16 by Jurji Rodionov. He has reached two finals this season, the Chile Open where he lost to Nicolas Jarry and then at the ATP Houston but lost to Frances Tiafoe. Also Read: “She Is Being Smart In Her Training, Scheduling Her Breaks,” Chris Evert Believes Iga Swiatek Is Fully Ready For French Open Title Defense
Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry head-to-head
The two haven’t met each other so their H2H stand is at 0-0.
Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry prediction
Though Djokovic will enter the match as a favorite to win, his elbow niggle can hinder him from going all blazing. He has almost every tennis skill, not to forget years of experience. An all-court player, the 35-year-old has dominated in clay tournaments and outshone his opponents but so far in this season, everything has not worked out well for the World No.1. on the red dirt. Etcheverry can stun the Serb but it will be a difficult task for the youngster to go past the 22-time Grand Slam champion.
Prediction: Djojovic in three sets.
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Novak Djokovic’s last three matches
- Srpska Open 2023: Quarter-final- Dusan Lajovic beat Djokovic 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).
- Srpska Open 2023: Round of 16- Djokovic beat Luca Van Assche 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2.
- Monte-Carlo Open 2023: Round of 16- Lorenzo Musetti beat Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 4-6.
Tomas Martin Etcheverry’s last three matches
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 128- Etcheverry beat Luca Van Assche 7-6(9-7), 6-3.
- Challenger Aix-en-Provence 2023: Round of 16- Jurji Rodionov beat Etcheverry 6-3, 1-6, 7-6.
- Challenger Aix-en-Provence 2023: Round of 32- Etcheverry beat Hamad Medjedovic 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
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