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Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Novak Djokovic prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

The 2018 Cincinnati Open champion Novak Djokovic is back in action after taking a month off. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is his first opponent in the second round of the tournament.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Novak Djokovic – match predictions

Davidovich Fokina is playing in excellent form lately and how good the Spaniard actually is, we will see in the second round match against Novak Djokovic.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina +5.5

There is no doubt that Djokovic is a major favorite to win this one but the given spread seems too big. Davidovich Fokina is in excellent form and we have seen Djokovic having slow starts on tournaments. The Serbian has not played a single match for a month now and Davidovich Fokina will cover the given spread.

Over 19.5 games

These two met at the Roland Garros earlier this year and Davidovich Fokina was not too impressed by Djokovic. He took the first two sets to a tiebreak on clay and he will be competitive this time as well. The given margin of 19.5 games is way too low and this match will most likely go over.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Novak Djokovic preview

The six-time Western & Southern Open finalist is back in action at the place where he completed all Masters tournaments trophy. He is a major favorite in this match the the task will not be as easy as it seems.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Davidovich Fokina is having the highest ranking in his career at No. 23 in the world. The Spaniard is 27-22 for the season and 15-7 on hard.

He is coming off a 6-3, 6-3 win in the opening round against Tomas Martin Etcheverry. Last week in Toronto, Davidovich Fokina reached the first semifinals of the season where he lost to Alex de Minaur.

This is the first time for him to reach the second round in Cincinnati.

Novak Djokovic

The 23-tiem Grand Slam champion is currently second on the ATP rankings. He is 34-5 for the season and 15-1 on hard.

The Serbian is back on the tour after losing the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz. Djokovic has three titles this season, Roland Garros, Australian Open and ATP Adelaide.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Novak Djokovic head to head

Djokovic leads 3-1 in the previous matches against Davidovich Fokina. The last time they met was earlier this year in the third round of Roland Garros and the Serbian won 7-6, 7-6, 6-2. Last year in the second round in Monte Carlo, the Spaniard won 6-3, 6-7, 6-1. In the round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympics, Djokovic won 6-3, 6-1 and in the same stage of the 2021 ATP Rome, the score was 6-2, 6-1 in Djokovic’s favor.

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Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Novak Djokovic match details

  • When will the match between Davidovich Fokina vs Djokovic be played? The match is scheduled for August 17 at midnight GMT.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Davidovich Fokina vs Djokovic? Given the odds, Djokovic is a major favorite to win this match.
  • What is Novak Djokovic’s best result at the Western & Southern Open? The Serbian won the Cincinnati Open in 2018.

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