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Madrid Open 2022 Round of 32:  Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils preview

Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils will lock horns at the Manolo Santana on Tuesday for their Round of 32 clash at the Madrid Open 2022.

Novak Djokovic’s performances and season so far ahead of Madrid Open 2022

The World No. 1 has had a rather underwhelming 2022 so far. Djokovic has competed in only three tournaments prior to the Madrid Open and is yet to win a title this year. The 20-time Grand Slam winner recently reached the final of the Serbia Open but suffered defeat against Russia’s Andrey Rublev at the final hurdle.

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All of Djokovic’s last five matches have gone to three sets, and in two of those third sets he has bombed badly.

Gael Monfils’ performances and season so far ahead of Madrid Open 2022

Monfils has had a decent start this year by winning the Adelaide 1 title in January. However, the Frenchman has struggled to replicate any further success ever since.

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At the Madrid Open round of 64, he breezed past Spanish wild card Gimeno Valero 6-3, 6-0 to set up a mouthwatering clash vs Djokovic. There is no doubt that Monfils will carry bags of confidence into the match vs Djokovic on Tuesday.

Match Details:

Date Tuesday, 3rd May
Court type Outdoor clay court
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Start time 7:30 PM IST
Venue Park Manzanares in Madrid, Spain – Manolo Santana Stadium
Match details Round of 32 match

Head to Head and Predictions

Gael Monfils and Novak Djokovic and faced each other 17 times before. However, the Fernchman has never been able to register a win over the Serbian. Djokovic leads the H2H record by a staggering 17-0.

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While both these players have had some intense battles in the past, Djokovic has always managed to come out triumphant. Our prediction for the match is a win for Djokovic in three sets.

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