Novak Djokovic vs Alex de Minaur prediction and odds: United Cup 2024

Novak Djokovic vs Alex de Minaur prediction and odds: United Cup 2024
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Have you been monitoring the 2024 United Cup schedule? If so, you’ll know that the knockout stages have officially arrived. This makes my Novak Djokovic vs Alex de Minaur predictions both exciting and indicative of how the upcoming quarter-final clash will go overall – as discussed within.

Our favourite Novak Djokovic vs Alex de Minaur predictions

Believe it or not, this will be just the second meeting between Djokovic and de Minaur in professional tennis. And just like their first encounter, this one is set to take place on home soil for Alex de Minaur. However, with Djokovic in fine form and de Minaur hoping to use the energy of the crowd to help him, which way will this game go?

Check out my Djokovic vs de Minaur predictions below for your answer.

Djokovic to win 2-0 @ 4/9 (1.44)

When you consider how emphatic Djokovic’s win over de Minaur was in the 2023 Australian Open, it’s hard not to expect a repeat performance. Unfortunately, for the Aussie, his game style is a terrible match-up for a player like Djokovic. Simply put, they play similar tennis, only Djokovic is better in almost every aspect.  

Under 19.5 games @ 1/2 (1.50)

Based on my first Djokovic vs de Minaur prediction being a 2-0 win for the Serbian, I figured I’d back this up by gunning for an even more convincing market. For me, if Djokovic returns as we all know he can, and if he finds his range with his groundstrokes, this could be a very one-sided affair.

Novak Djokovic vs Alex de Minaur odds

As you’d expect for a game involving the world number one, Djokovic’s probability of winning is 89.30% while de Minaur’s chances are 11.80%.

Djokovic set to dominate de Minaur in United Cup 2024

Before this game kicks off in Perth on January 3rd, let me supply you with a brief overview of each player.

Novak Djokovic preview

Besides his great end to the 2023 season, it looks like Djokovic is sticking with his winning ways in 2024. He has taken two wins from two at the 2024 United Cup. And given that he displayed the famous ‘Djokovic mode’ in the deciding set against Lehecka, it’s clear that he is sharp and ready for this contest.

Alex de Minaur preview

De Minaur will undoubtedly have the crowd behind him when he takes on Djokovic, but the odds aren’t exactly in his favour. In fact, he was dismantled by Djokovic at the 2023 Aussie Open. Then again, he has beaten Fritz in the United Cup so far, which may give him an added dose of confidence.

Djokovic vs de Minaur head to head

Now that you have my Djokovic vs de Minaur predictions in mind, let’s address the head-to-head. To get right to it, the first and only meeting between these two occurred at the 2023 Australian Open, and it was a match to forget for de Minaur. In that round of 16 match, Djokovic beat de Minaur 6-2, 6-1, 6-2, and I’m sure the mental scars of such a defeat are still fresh for Alex de Minaur.

Key match details

de Minaur vs Djokovic prediction United Cup
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  • Match Schedule – January 3rd, 09:00 GMT
  • Venue – Perth, Australia
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis Channel

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