2019 Italian Open – Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro taking place? Foro Italico, Rome

When is Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro on and what time does it start? Friday 17th May, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

What channel is Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro on? BT Sport (check schedule for specific channel)

Where can I stream Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport Player

Where can I get tickets for Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro? https://ticketing.internazionalibnlditalia.com/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Novak Djokovic 15-4 Juan Martin del Potro
Last meeting:
Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Top seed Novak Djokovic has had a safe passage to the quarter-finals with two straight-forward victories up to this point, seeing off Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Round of 16.
  • Djokovic saw off the German 6-3. 6-0 as he followed up his straight-sets win over Denis Shapovalov with the Serb doing the business in just over an hour.
  • In order to make the semi-finals, Djokovic needs to beat Juan Martin del Potro and will fancy his chances having not lost to the Argentine since 2016.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

  • Juan Martin del Potro didn’t have everything his own way against Norwegian qualifier Casper Ruud but still came out on top in a straight-sets victory.
  • For the Argentine to progress further, he will have to defeat top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic but spent nearly an hour longer on the court than the Serbian yesterday.
  • Del Potro has only ever beaten Djokovic on four occasions but has failed to beat him in any of the three times they have met on clay.

THE PREDICTION

Novak Djokovic is just three wins away from making it back-to-back Masters titles and will be confident of going a step closer when facing Juan Martin del Potro in this quarter-final contest. The Serbian has a solid record against his opponent whilst never losing on clay to the Argentine. Djokovic managed to spend almost an hour less on the court than Del Potro yesterday and with him firing on all cylinders on this surface, he should win this in straight-sets.