2020 Australian Open – Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic on and what time does it start? Friday 24th January, 2020 – not before 0:00 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic? Cloudy, 22c

What channel is Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Diego Schwartzman and Dusan Lajovic? Diego Schwartzman beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 11-9

THE LOWDOWN

DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN

  • Diego Schwartzman is yet to drop a set at the Australian Open having come through an in-form Lloyd Harris in the first round before another comfortable match against Spanish youngster Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
  • The Argentine number one will be hoping to go one better than his disappointing loss to then world number 57 Tomas Berdych in the third round last year, with a round of 16 place his best effort here back in 2018.
  • Schwartzman is seeded 14th at this first Grand Slam of the year and knows he has the ability to reach further still as he has made the quarter-finals in three other campaigns, one at Roland-Garros and two at the US Open.

DUSAN LAJOVIC

  • Serbia’s number two Dusan Lajovic continued his excellent ATP Cup form into the first week in Melbourne after winning the inaugural international tournament with Novak Djokovic et al.
  • Lajovic navigated an initially tricky match with Kyle Edmund in the first round of the Australian Open before completing a second successive straight-sets victory over Marc Polmans.
  • 27-year-old Lajovic has beaten Diego Schwartzman once before but the Argentine has won two out of three meetings, including their last encounter in the first round of this very tournament back in 2018 which went to an 11-9 decider.

THE PREDICTION

There are a few similarities between these two players in their work ethic but Diego Schwartzman’s star quality should shine through in what could be a lengthy match. The world number 14 is a dogged competitor and will be able to force enough errors from Dusan Lajovic to reach the round of 16 at Melbourne for the second time in his career, with a quarter-final at last year’s US Open his benchmark for success here.

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