Djokovic vs Nishikori: no chance for Kei?
On July 29, Novak Djokovic goes against Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics. Will the World №1 get another victory? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Djokovic came to Tokyo for his next title. It's no secret that Novak strives to become the greatest tennis player in history. With this idea in mind, he approaches every tournament this season with great responsibility. He already won the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and Wimbledon in 2021. Now his eyes are fixed on the next prize: the Olympic gold.
So far, the Serb has confidently defeated all his opponents in Tokyo. Only Jan-Lennard Struff managed to put up a fight (4-6, 3-6). Hugo Dellien and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina managed to win only four games each.
Nishikori hasn't been looking his best lately. After returning to the tour, the Japanese tennis player has really lacked stability. But at the Olympics in Japan, Kei plays very differently. He is putting a lot of effort into representing the host nation, and as a result, he passed Andrei Rublev (6-3, 6-4), and then defeated Markos Giron (7-6, 3-6, 6-1) and Ilya Ivashka (7-6, 6-0). Nishikori's experience played a big role in all three of these victories.
In total, Kei played 12 matches on hard in 2021, in which he scored seven victories.
Djokovic leads the head-to-head with a smashing 16-2. Moreover, in most of these matches, Novak defeated Kei without much effort. Even in his best years, the Japanese could not create problems for the Joker. It is unlikely that he will succeed now.
Nishikori is far from his optimal form at the moment, so the match should be over quickly.
Our prediction - Novak Djokovic to win with a handicap of (-5.5) games.
Prediction: Handicap (-5.5) to Djokovic
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In Tokyo, Djokovic does not provide many chances for his opponents. All of them were defeated very easily. Most likely, the confrontation with Nishikori will be no exception.
Second prediction - total under 20.5 games.