Seeded no.1, Novak Djokovic is about to commence his campaign in Dubai against his dear friend Malek Jaziri. The Serbian sensation is in great terms with the Tunisian that had a funny reaction when he learned he had to face the world no.1.
In the pre-tournament conference, Djokovic revealed: “We are good friends. We got along very well since I came on the tour. He was very nice to me. We know each other well. We trained a lot in Dubai actually, of course the other tournaments. I’ve played him here four, five years ago. Yeah, it’s quite odd for him to always draw first seeds so many times. He’s going to get probably a lot of support, as well. He received a wild card. He’s a very nice guy, very talented. He has a good serve, forehand, plays a lot of slice, mixing up the game. He has a great touch.”
While the head to head is 1-0 for Novak, he is also expected to win the encounter in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently the world no.1, the Serbian played his last match on the 2nd of February when he beat Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the final of the Australian Open to win his 79th career title.
At present, this year Novak has a 13-0 win-loss record. Novak conquered 2 titles in 2020 in ATP Cup and at the Australian Open.
Malek Jaziri’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.260, the Tunisian played his last match on the 11th of February when he was defeated by Sumit Nagal 6-0 6-4 in the 2nd round of the Bengalaru Challenger.
Novak Djokovic and Malek Jaziri played each other 1 time. The head to head is 1-0 for Djokovic.
The last time that they fought against each other, Novak Djokovic won 6-1 6-2 in the 2nd round in Dubai (Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships) in February 2016.
Novak Djokovic and Malek Jaziri
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