Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

All eyes will be on Center Court as Taylor Fritz and Novak Djokovic battle for a place in the semi-final of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday. Can the American get one of the biggest wins of his career today, or will it be business as usual for Novak Djokovic?

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Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic – match predictions

As Taylor Fritz sets his sights on his first career victory over Novak Djokovic, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Novak Djokovic to win in straight sets

Granted, Taylor Fritz has enjoyed a fairly good run of form these past couple of months; he has 11 wins in his last 13 matches, winning an ATP title in that stretch. Furthermore, Fritz made it through to the quarter-final of the Cincinnati Open without surrendering a single set. However, it’s important to point out that Taylor Fritz tends to fall short whenever he goes up against Novak Djokovic; he has lost six of six previous skirmishes with the former World number, with five of those coming in straight sets. With that in mind, we expect Novak Djokovic to take this in straight sets.

Under 22.5 total games

It may interest you to know that Taylor Fritz and Novak Djokovic met five times in best-of-three tournaments, and all five encounters ended in two sets. That said, four of those matches went below the 22.5 games line. It’s also worth mentioning that both players are yet to lose a set in this tournament; and on that note, we believe that this will be another two-setter. All things considered, we are taking the under 22.5 games option.

Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic preview

Our Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic predictions have been sorted. Let’s see how these players have performed so far in this competition.

Taylor Fritz

Being the number nine seed, Taylor Fritz narrowly missed out on a first round bye. The American defeated Dusan Lajovic, Lorenzo Sonego and Jiri Lehecka in the previous three rounds, surrendering no sets in the process. Compared to these players however, Novak Djokovic will be a relatively bigger fish to fry. It’ll be interesting to see how Fritz matches up against the 23 time grand slam champion.

Novak Djokovic

On the other hand, second-seeded Novak Djokovic dispatched Gael Monfils and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets, earning his place in the quarter-final of the Western & Southern Open. He has enjoyed some fine form these past few months, winning 15 of his last 16 matches. Djokovic will look to keep his 100 percent record against Taylor Fritz intact as he takes on the American today.

Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic head to head

It’s safe to say that Taylor Fritz doesn’t particularly look forward to meeting Novak Djokovic on the court; he’s currently 0 for 6 against the 23 time grand slam champion, with five of those losses coming in straight sets. Interestingly, the only other time these players met on an outdoor hard court was at the Australian Open two years ago, where Djokovic won in five sets.

Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic match details

Aug 17, 2022; Cincinnati, OH, USA; General view before the rain of Center Court for the Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Borna Coric (CRO) match at the Western & Southern Open at the at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon sport
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  • Where can I watch the Fritz vs Djokovic match in the United Kingdom? You can catch all the action live on Amazon Prime if you reside in the UK.
  • When is the Fritz vs Djokovic match scheduled for? This match starts not before 01:30 BST on Saturday 19th August.
  • Which court will the Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic match take place? The Cincinnati Open’s Center Court will host these players.
  • Who won the last meeting between Taylor Fritz and Novak Djokovic? Novak Djokovic, in straight sets.

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