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21 Jan 2018 by TSZ

Australian Open 2018 - Novak Djokovic vs Hyeon Chung Preview

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Quick Facts

Where is Novak Djokovic vs Hyeon Chung taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Novak Djokovic vs Hyeon Chung on and what time does it start? Monday 22nd January, 2018 - 08:00 (UK)

What channel is Novak Djokovic vs Hyeon Chung on? Eurosport (UK) & Channel 7 (Australia)

Where can I stream Marton Novak Djokovic vs Hyeon Chung? The match can be streamed on both Eurosport Player and Sky Go (providing you have a Eurosport pass)

Where can I get tickets for Novak Djokovic vs Hyeon Chung?
https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-22-1-2018/tickets/2066376

The Lowdown

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Djokovic overcame an injury scare to defeat Albert Ramos-Vinolas in three sets in the third round as his comeback gains momentum.
  • The Serb has played down the leg issue which troubled him on Saturday and he will need to be fully fit in order to get past an opponent who has played some inspired tennis so far.

HYEON CHUNG

  • Chung prevailed in an epic battle with fellow 'Next Gen' star Alexander Zverev in the third round, coming from two sets to one behind to win in five sets.
  • The Korean's only previous meeting with Djokovic was at this tournament in 2016 when he lost in straight sets but his game has come on leaps and bounds since then.

The Statistics

The Prediction

Some doubts remain over Djokovic's fitness and it could well be that his lack of competitive tennis since Wimbledon last year is catching up with him. He will certainly not have it easy against an opponent who will be full of confidence after eliminating fourth seed Zverev on Saturday so this could be a topsy-turvy affair that goes the distance. Much will depend on Djokovic's condition but if that holds up, the six-time champion may just have enough.

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