2021 Italian Open Second Round – Novak Djokovic vs Taylor Fritz Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Novak Djokovic vs Taylor Fritz taking place? Foro Italico, Rome, Italy

When is Novak Djokovic vs Taylor Fritz on and what time does it start? Tuesday 11th May, 2021 – Not before TBC (UK)

What surface is Novak Djokovic vs Taylor Fritz being played on? Clay (outdoor)

Where can I get tickets for Novak Djokovic vs Taylor Fritz? Click here for the latest ticket information

What channel is Novak Djokovic vs Taylor Fritz on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Novak Djokovic vs Taylor Fritz in the UK? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live on Prime Video. Tennis TV subscribers can also stream the match live

THE PREDICTION

World number one Novak Djokovic took a week away from the tour last week after a disappointing loss to Aslan Karatsev in the Serbia Open semi-finals and he will be aiming to bounce back by defending his title here in Rome. The 33-year-old is the current and five-time Italian Open champion with eight finals here over the last 10 seasons so he looks set for another deep run this week. He will face Taylor Fritz for the second time this year after the pair shared a five-set slog at the Australian Open and if Fritz can play how he did on Monday morning to beat Dan Evans in two this could be another long encounter. However, Djokovic holds a healthy 3-0 head-to-head record over the world number 30 and has won their two clay-court matches handily so far. Take the Serb to start his campaign with a straight-sets message to the rest of the draw.

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