Novak Djokovic will lock horns with Aslan Karatsev at the Italian Open 2023 round of 32 on Tuesday, May 10th.
Novak Djokovic’s performances so far ahead of Italian Open 2023
The World No.1 has had a rather underwhelming 2023 so far but is slowly improving on his game. Djokovic began the season at the Dubai World Championships when he was eliminated in the quarterfinals and then suffered an early exit at the Monte-Carlo Masters against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner reached the final of the Serbian Open but lost out to Andrey Rublev. Djokovic was then eliminated at the Madrid Open semifinals by Carlos Alcaraz.
Aslan Karatsev’s performances so far ahead of Italian Open 2023
Karatsev started his campaign in 2023 by defeating Andy Murray in the Sydney Open final. However, the Russian hasn’t had the best of times ever since. The
Following three consecutive exits in the first rounds of clay tournaments the 28-year-old managed his first win of the season in Rome on Sunday, a third-set tie-break to see off Lloyd Harris 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7). But his opponent on Tuesday will definitely push him to the limits.
|Date||Tuesday, 10th May|
|Court type||Outdoor clay court|
|Watch||ATP tour official website/ Tennis TV|
|Start time||5:35 PM IST|
|Match details||Round of 32 match|
Head to Head and Predictions
Djokovic and Karatsev have faced each other only twice in the past and nothing separates these two. Their H2H record is 1-1 but one of them is set to take the lead in that category on Tuesday.
Despite a poor year so far, Djokovic looks as if he is slowly finding his groove and once he does, the Serb highlights why he is ranked as the No.1 player in the world. Our prediction for the match is a win in three sets for Djokovic.
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