2020 Australian Open – Diego Schwartzman vs Novak Djokovic Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Diego Schwartzman vs Novak Djokovic taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Diego Schwartzman vs Novak Djokovic on and what time does it start? Sunday 26th January, 2020 – not before 03:00 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Diego Schwartzman vs Novak Djokovic? Cloudy, 23c

What channel is Diego Schwartzman vs Novak Djokovic 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 Novak Djokovic 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 Novak Djokovic? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Diego Schwartzman and Novak Djokovic? Novak Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

THE LOWDOWN

DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN

  • Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman is on a mission at the Australian Open and completed his third successive straight-sets victory in Melbourne over an in-form Dusan Lajovic in the third round.
  • World number 14 Schwartzman won an ATP title on the hard courts of Los Cabos last year and went on to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open with that form behind him, losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.
  • While Schwartzman has failed to beat Novak Djokovic on three previous occasions, the 27-year-old has proved a tougher challenge than most, especially on clay at Roland-Garros in 2017 and in Rome last year.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Novak Djokovic has so far played a backwards looking draw with his first match against Jan-Lennard Struff by far his toughest as he came through his second successive Japanese opponent, Yoshihito Nishioka, in straight sets.
  • The world number two has been serving particularly well at the Australian Open, adding 17 aces against Nishioka to his combined 30 against Tatsuma Ito and Jan-Lennard Struff.
  • The Serb is bringing his excellent international form into the Australian Open and is on a 12 match winning streak - not including a doubles defeat in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup.

THE PREDICTION

This will be Novak Djokovic’s first real challenge at the Australian Open but the reigning champion has never been beaten by Diego Schwartzman and is unlikely to start now. Schwartzman is the kind of player that can stay in a rally with the game’s best defender, longer than most, but the Serb can overpower him in most areas. Schwartzman has taken sets from Djokovic on the clay, but the hard courts are more Djokovic’s domain.

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