2020 Australian Open – Jan-Lennard Struff vs Novak Djokovic Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Jan-Lennard Struff vs Novak Djokovic taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Jan-Lennard Struff vs Novak Djokovic on and what time does it start? Monday 20th January, 2020 – TBC (UK)

What is the expected weather for Jan-Lennard Struff vs Novak Djokovic? Thundery showers expected, 22c

What channel is Jan-Lennard Struff 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 Jan-Lennard Struff 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 Jan-Lennard Struff vs Novak Djokovic? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Jan-Lennard Struff vs Novak Djokovic? Novak Djokovic beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

THE LOWDOWN

JAN-LENNARD STRUFF

  • Jan-Lennard Struff did his part at the inaugural ATP Cup for Germany with wins over Greece and Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime but first option Alexander Zverev lost all three of his singles.
  • World number 37 Struff enjoyed his best year on tour in 2019 but did not get off to the best of starts in 2020 following the ATP Cup as he lost to Alex Bolt in the round of 16 in Adelaide.
  • 29-year-old Struff has faced Novak Djokovic twice before and lost both times in straight sets, most recently in the round of 16 at Roland-Garros last year.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • World number two Novak Djokovic will be well rested in time for Monday’s opening Australian open match after winning the first ATP Cup title with Serbia last weekend.
  • Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets in Sydney last week to level the tie at 1-1 and then played in the doubles alongside Victor Troicki to claim the championship in which he won all six singles matches and both doubles rubbers.
  • The Serb’s convincing victory over the world number one sets a precedent for the year as he looks set to battle Rafael Nadal as the main challengers for 2020’s Grand Slams, and also the added extra of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

THE PREDICTION

Jan-Lennard Struff is powerful enough to protect some of his service games from Novak Djokovic but it would be a big surprise if the German number two broke the Serb’s serve in this first match. World number two Djokovic will have more obstacles in his way at this Australian Open than last year’s title-winning campaign but he should come through this comfortably enough in straight sets.

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