Novak Djokovic is currently in Tel Aviv, where he will take part in the ATP250 that is staged this week. The former world number 1 is expected to play his first match on Thursday against either Andujar or Monteiro. However, Novak has been nursing a right wrist injury and his conditions are not clear.
Who is the favorite in Tel Aviv?
Despite the injury, Noval is still considered the favorite to win the newly minted ATP250. Marin Cilic, Sebastian Korda and Dominic Thiem follow.
Here are the odds according to bet365.
Novak Djokovic 1.50
Marin Cilic 10.00
Sebastian Korda 11.00
Botic Vän De Zandschulp 13.00
Dominic Thiem 17.00
Emil Ruusuvuori 17.00
Diego Schwartzman 19.00
Aslan Karatsev 26.00
Maxime Cressy 26.00
Talion Griekspoor 29.00
Adrian Mannarino 34.00
Roman Safiullin 41.00
Arthur Rinderknech 41.00
Jeffrey John Wolf 51.00
Vasek Pospisil 67.00
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Novak Djokovic in 2022
At present, during this year Djokovic achieved a 24-6 win-loss record. Djokovic has won 2 titles in 2022 in Rome and Wimbledon. The Serbian got to the final in Belgrade.
Djokovic will play next in Nur-Sultan (Astana Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw on the 3rd of October thanks to a wild card.
Marin Cilic in 2022
Presently, during this year Marin has managed to achieve a 28-16 record. Marin Cilic’s best achievement of this year was getting to the semifinal in Adelaide, at the French Open and London.
Cilic will play next in Nur-Sultan (Astana Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw on the 3rd of October.
Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic clashed against each other 20 times. Their actual record is 18-2 for Djokovic. Previously, the last time they played, Novak Djokovic won 6-4 6-2 in the Rubber 2 in 1 (Davis Cup, Finals, SF, CRO) in December 2021.
Sebastian Korda in 2022
At present, during this year the American has a 25-18 match record. Sebastian Korda’s most significant performance of the present year was reaching the semifinal in Estoril.
Thiem in Tel Aviv, ranking, and results in 2022
Now ranked no.173, the Austrian has a 16-15 match record in 2022. Dominic is now competing in Tel Aviv where he ousted the world no.72 Laslo Djere 5-7 7-63 6-4.
The Austrian got to the final in the Rennes Challenger.
Dominic won 17 titles in his career: 4 on hard courts, 10 on clay courts, 2 on indoor courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Sebastian Korda and Dominic Thiem have never played each other up to now on the main tour.