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French Open 2022: Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka

Novak Djokovic is set to begin his campaign at the Roland Garros with a first round encounter against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.Tennis News: Here are the complete details of Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka Predictions, Preview, and Head to head stats

Novak Djokovic’s form coming into the tournament

Defending champion, Novak Djokovic will be chasing a record 21st Grand Slam in Paris.

Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka

Novak Djokovic boosted his preparations for the French Open by winning his first title of the year at the Italian Open in Rome last week. The World No.1 will be one of the favorites as he chases a record-equaling 21st Grand Slam at the French Open. The Serbian has had a dismal 2022 so far and the win at the Italian Open acts as a great confidence booster for him going into the second Grand Slam of the year.

Djokovic is happy to be back in winning ways. The Serbian is confident of putting up a strong title challenge in the Roland Garros. “I could not ask for a better lead-up to Roland Garros. I’m going to Paris with confidence and good feelings about my chances there“, said Djokovic after his win in Rome.

Yoshihito Nishioka’s form coming into the tournament

The World No.94 from Japan has not been in ideal touch coming into the French Open. Nishioka has lost in the very first round of qualifying in his previous three tournaments – the Lyon Open, the Italian Open, and the Madrid Open.

Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka
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Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka Predictions Details:

Date Tuesday, 24th May
Court type Outdoor clay court
Watch Sony Network and Sony LIV
Start time 12:15 am IST
Venue Philippe-Chatrier
Match details First Round match

Head to head and Predictions

Djokovic and Nishioka have faced each other twice before on the ATP tour. On both occasions, the Serbian won comfortably and leads 2-0 head to head.

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Their last meeting came at the 2020 Australian Open, where Djokovic won comfortably in straight sets. The World No.1 is the outright favorite going into the match both in terms of rankings and current form. We are predicting a straight three-set win for Novak Djokovic.

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