Novak Djokovic is now in Tokyo, where he will try to conquer his first gold medal. The Serbian sensation is the hot favorite to win the tournament in singles after he clinched the titles of the first 3 majors of the year.
Nevertheless, Novak Djokovic is well aware that some other players are pretty dangerous. During a recent interview in Japan, Djokovic named Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev among the top players who can create the most troubles for him.
Novak commented: “Although some players from the top are not coming, there are also a lot of elite players fighting for medals: Medvedev, Tsitsipas, and Zverev are among the favorites.”
Novak Djokovic is also expected to play mixed doubles with Nina Stojanovic. Following the Olympics Mantra, a medal is a medal and therefore, there is not much difference for his country if Djokovic conquers the gold in singles or mixed doubles.
Novak Djokovic in 2021
Now ranked no.1, Djokovic played his last match on the 11th of July when he overcame world no.8 Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the final in Wimbledon to win his 85th career title.
Presently, during this year the Serbian achieved a 34-3 match record. Djokovic clinched 4 titles in 2021 at the Australian Open, in Belgrade, at the French Open and in Wimbledon. The Serbian was the runner-up in Rome.
Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2021
At present, during this year the Greek has achieved a 40-11 match record. Tsitsipas clinched 2 titles in 2021 in Monte-Carlo and in Lyon. Stefanos got to the final in Acapulco, in Barcelona and at the French Open.
Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas faced off 8 times. Their actual head to head record is 6-2 for Djokovic. Previously, the last time when they locked horns, Novak Djokovic won 6-7(6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 in the final in Paris (French Open) on the 13th of June 2021.
In the following video you can watch the highlights.
Daniil Medvedev in 2021
Currently, during this year Medvedev has a 29-8 record. The Russian has won 2 titles in 2021 in Marseille and in Mallorca. Daniil was the finalist at the Australian Open.
Alexander Zverev in 2021
This year Zverev has a 27-11 win-loss record. Zverev has won 2 titles in 2021 in Acapulco and in Madrid.
Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev played each other 9 times. The head to head is 5-4 for Zverev. Previously, the last time when they squared off, Daniil Medvedev won 3-6 6-3 7-5 in the semifinal in Melbourne (ATP Cup) on the 6th of February 2021.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.
Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas
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