2021 US Open Quarter-Final – Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini taking place? Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini on and what time does it start? Thursday 9th September, 2021 – not before 01:15 (UK)

What surface is Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini being played on? Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini will take place on an outdoor hard court

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THE LOWDOWN

World number one Novak Djokovic dropped a third set of his US Open campaign to yet another player ranked outside the top 50 in what is proving to be a rough fortnight for the Serb. The latest came at the hands of impressive American youngster Jenson Brooksby in the first set on Monday might but Djokovic was able to recalibrate to win in four as he did against Holger Rune and Kei Nishikori. The 34-year-old has had a monumental year on tour as he seeks a second calendar slam having won the Australian Open, Roland-Garros and Wimbledon so far. Sixth seed Matteo Berrettini has conceded one set more after a five-set third round slog with Ilya Ivashka carried over into a four-set battle with Oscar Otte. The Italian reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in July, losing to Djokovic in four sets, but he did win on grass this season with a first ATP 500 title at Queen’s.

THE PREDICTION

Three-time US Open champion Novak Djokovic remains the favourite to lift the trophy this Sunday by rights but his performances this campaign have been a little fraught in places. There is no question the Serb’s level will improve when faced with tougher battles but from here on in every match should be one of his toughest this season. World number eight Matteo Berrettini possesses the right mentality to seek revenge for his Wimbledon final defeat to Djokovic in the right, healthy way, and like in SW19 he should be able to snatch any tiebreaks that come about here. Djokovic leads Berrettini 3-0 in their head=to-head record and the Serb has halted the Italian’s progress at both Roland-Garros and Wimbledon this year. Take both players to win a set in a Djokovic victory.

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