Date: July 3, 2022.
Tournament: Wimbledon 2022.
Round: Fourth round (Round of 16).
Venue: London, United Kingdom.
Category: Grand Slam.
Prize money: £40,350,000.
Live telecast: USA – Tennis Channel & ESPN | Canada – TSN | UK – BBC & Eurosport | India – Star Sports & Disney+ Hotstar app.
Novak Djokovic vs Tim van Rijthoven preview
Djokovic dialed in right from the start of the match, dishing out a bagel to claim the first set. After saving a break point, Kecmanovic finally got on the board in the second set. However, the pressure from the defending champion was relentless.
Djokovic got the decisive break towards the end of the set and proceeded to serve it out in the following game. He raced to a 3-1 lead in the third set, which he further extended to 5-2. Kecmanovic showed some signs of a fightback by breaking his opponent’s serve as he tried to close out the proceedings.
Following an unsuccessful first attempt, Djokovic stepped up to close out the match for a second time. This time, there were no hiccups as he won 6-0, 6-3, 6-4.
van Rijthoven secured a break of serve in the ninth game of the opening set against Basilashvili before serving it out to clinch it. He raced to a quick 5-1 lead in the second set, but lost serve while trying to serve it out the first time. However, he immediately broke Basilashvili’s serve in the next game to take the set.
After trading breaks early on in the third set, the duo remained on serve until the end. With Basilashvili serving to stay in the match at 5-4, the pressure proved to be too much. van Rijthoven broke him for the final time to win 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
Novak Djokovic vs Tim van Rijthoven head-to-head
They’ve not met prior to this on the tour, so the head-to-head stands at 0-0 for now.
Novak Djokovic vs Tim van Rijthoven odds
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Novak Djokovic vs Tim van Rijthoven prediction
The Dutch player is currently on an eight-match winning streak and will be feeling quite confident. But getting the best of Djokovic on Center Court is a challenge that very few players have managed to overcome. van Rijthoven’s fairytale run is likely to end here as the defending champion continues his title defense.
pick: Novak Djokovic to win in straight sets.