ORDER OF PLAY. Novak Djokovic, Lucas Pouille, Reilly Opelka and David Goffin are among the top names that will compete on Friday at the Rakuten Japan Open.

Novak Djokovic vs. Lucas Pouille Rakuten Japan Open

Novak Djokovic vs. Lucas Pouille

Head to head 2-0 for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic will face Lucas Pouille in the quarter for the 3rd time of their career. They are scheduled to play on Friday at 4:00 pm on COLOSSEUM.

Novak Djokovic: ranking and results

Currently world no. 1 Novak reached the quarter after beating Alexei Popyrin 6-4 6-2 and Go Soeda 6-3 7-5.

Novak has a 43-8 win-loss record in 2019, 21-5 on hard (See FULL STATS). His best result of the season was winning the title in Melbourne where he defeated Rafael Nadal in the final 6-3 6-2 6-3 and in Madrid where he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final 6-3 6-4 and in London where he defeated Roger Federer in the final 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3).

Last year in Tokyo The Serbian didn’t compete in Tokyo in 2018.

Lucas Pouille: ranking and results

Ranked no. 24, the French Player got to the quarter after defeating Hubert Hurkacz 6-4 6-3 and Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1 6-2.

The French Player has a 25-19 win-loss record in 2019, 11-9 on hard (See FULL STATS). Pouille’s best result of the current year was getting to the final in the Bordeaux Challenger.

Last year in Tokyo The French Player didn’t play in Tokyo in 2018.

Head to head analysis

This will be the 3rd time that Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille face off. The head to head is 2-0 for Djokovic (see full H2H stats), 2-0 on hard.

The last time that they played each other, Djokovic won 7-62 6-1 in the quarter in Cincinnati back in August 2019.

Prediction

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Novak Djokovic that should win in 2 sets.

Betting odds

Regarding the initial odds of bet365, Novak Djokovic is the pick to win this match.
Novak Djokovic -> 1.10
Lucas Pouille -> 7.00

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Reilly Opelka vs. Yasutaka Uchiyama Rakuten Japan Open

Reilly Opelka vs. Yasutaka Uchiyama

Head to head 0-0

Reilly Opelka will come up against Yasutaka Uchiyama in the quarter for the 1st time in their career. They are scheduled to play on Friday at 11:00 am on COLOSSEUM.

Reilly Opelka: ranking and results

Ranked no. 53, Opelka got to the quarter after defeating Taylor Harry Fritz 6-3 6-4 and Gilles Simon 7-64 7-62.

Reilly has a 32-20 win-loss record in 2019, 17-10 on hard (See FULL STATS). His best result of the season was conquering the title in New York where he defeated Brayden Schnur in the final 6-1 6-7(7) 7-6(7).

Last year in Tokyo The American didn’t compete in Tokyo in 2018.

Yasutaka Uchiyama: ranking and results

Ranked no. 136 (career high), Uchiyama reached the quarter after beating Steve Johnson 6-3 6-3, Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4, Benoit Paire 6-2 6-2 and Radu Albot 6-72 6-3 6-4.

Yasutaka has a 33-20 win-loss record in 2019, 28-14 on hard (See FULL STATS). Yasutaka’s best result of the current season was getting to the final in the Shanghai Challenger and the Granby Challenger.

Last year in Tokyo Uchiyama lost in the qualifications 6-3 1-6 6-3 to Denis Kudla.

Head to head analysis

There is no head to head record between Reilly Opelka and Yasutaka Uchiyama since this will be the first time that they will face off in the main tour.

Prediction

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Reilly Opelka that should win in 3 sets.

Betting odds

Regarding the initial odds of bet365, Reilly Opelka is the pick to win this match.
Reilly Opelka -> 1.57
Yasutaka Uchiyama -> 2.37

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David Goffin vs. Hyeon Chung Rakuten Japan Open

David Goffin vs. Hyeon Chung

Head to head 2-1 for Goffin

David Goffin will face Hyeon Chung in the quarter for the 4th time of their career. They are scheduled to play on Friday at 7:00 pm on COLOSSEUM.

David Goffin: ranking and results

Ranked no. 15, David got to the quarter after defeating Pablo Carreno-Busta 1-6 7-68 6-0 and Denis Shapovalov 7-65 7-62.

The Belgian has a 33-22 win-loss record in 2019, 15-9 on hard (See FULL STATS). David’s best result of the season was getting to the final in Cincinnati and Halle.

Last year in Tokyo The Belgian didn’t play in Tokyo in 2018. The Belgian won the title at the Rakuten Japan Open in 2017.

Hyeon Chung: ranking and results

Ranked no. 143, Hyeon reached the quarter after beating Lorenzo Sonego 3-6 6-3 6-4 and Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-1.

Hyeon has a 16-7 win-loss record in 2019, 16-6 on hard (See FULL STATS). Hyeon’s best result of the current season was reaching the final in the Chengdu Challenger.

Last year in Tokyo Chung lost in the 1st round 6-3 3-6 6-2 to Denis Shapovalov.

Head to head analysis

This will be the 4th time that David Goffin and Hyeon Chung play each other. The head to head is 2-1 for Goffin (see full H2H stats), but Chung has a winning record of 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played, Goffin won 6-4 6-1 in the 2nd round in Basel back in 2017.

Prediction

The pick for Tennis Tonic is David Goffin that should win in 3 sets.

Betting odds

Regarding the initial odds of bet365, David Goffin is the pick to win this match.
David Goffin -> 1.44
Hyeon Chung -> 2.75

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Upcoming matches

These are the upcoming matches of the Rakuten Japan Open

Novak Djokovic, Lucas Pouille, Reilly Opelka and David Goffin in Tokyo

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