Novak Djokovic – Denis Shapovalov (Head-to-Head)
Novak will face Denis Shapovalov in the second round in Shanghai on Wednesday not before 6:30 PM local time (not before 12:30 PM CET).
The last time they played was in Rome this year where Novak won in straight sets.
Novak and his doubles partner Filip Krajinovic beat the fifth seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 6-3 3-6 10-3 and reached the second round.
Novak’s Rolex Shanghai Masters draw:
- First round: Bye
- Second round: Denis Shapovalov
- Third round: John Isner, Lucas Pouille
- Quarter-finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Gael Monfils
- Semi-finals: Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov
- Final: Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev
Novak is the 2019 Japan Open champion!
Novak beat John Millman 6-3 6-2 and won his first Japan Open title, his fourth title this year and his 76th career title.
Novak: “It was a fantastic week. I didn’t drop a set, I played really well. I felt great on the court, felt very welcomed by the Japanese people, off the court as well. Just overall, a great experience. I’m going to Shanghai with great confidence and hope I can finish the year in style.”
(via Zimbio, http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/brilliant-novak-beats-millman-to-claim-japan-open-title/)
Novak Djokovic – John Millman (Head-to-Head)
Novak will face John Millman in the final in Tokyo on Sunday not before 3:30 PM local time (not before 8:30 AM CET). The last time they played each other was at the US Open last year where Novak won in straight sets.
Novak is looking for his fourth title this year, his first title in Tokyo and his 76th career title.
Novak beat David Goffin 6-3 6-4 and reached his first final in Tokyo.
Novak: “I’m very satisfied with the way I’ve been playing the whole week. It’s been a very positive week on the court, off the week as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to crown it tomorrow with a trophy.”
(via NovakIndiaFans on Twitter, https://www.atptour.com/en/news/djokovic-goffin-tokyo-2019-saturday)
Novak Djokovic – David Goffin (Head-to-Head)
Novak will face David Goffin in the semi finals in Tokyo on Saturday not before 3 PM local time (not before 8 AM CET).
The last time they played each other was at Wimbledon this year where Novak won in straight sets.
Novak beat Lucas Pouille 6-1 6-2 and reached the semi finals in Tokyo.
Novak: “It was definitely one of the best matches I’ve played this year. Best one of this week and it came at the right time. Lucas was playing really well the first couple of matches in this tournament. I saw him play a couple of days ago against Nishioka and he was playing really well. I took away the time from him. I served well, served many aces, returned a lot of his serves back and just used every opportunity to come in. Just overall, a really flawless performance.”
(via NovakIndiaFans on Twitter, http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/impressive-novak-ousts-pouille-to-reach-japan-open-semi-finals/)
Novak Djokovic – Lucas Pouille (Head-to-Head)
Novak will face Lucas Pouille in the quarter finals in Tokyo on Friday at about 3 PM local time (8 AM CET).
Last time they played was in Cincinnati this year where Novak won in straight sets.
Novak beat Go Soeda 6-3 7-5 and reached the quarter finals in Tokyo.
Novak: “He made me work for my win today and the atmosphere was really good on the court. I enjoyed it. I think I played a pretty good tennis match. From the baseline, I was solid, aggressive when I needed to be and taking the ball early. I served very well until that game when I was serving for the match at 5-3. I made some double faults, I missed all my first serves, and allowed him to break back and come back into the match. But there were not too many negatives today, because I had chances constantly. I had match points at 5-4, but he just came up with some very good shots and fought hard and that’s why we give him credit. But from my side, I’m really pleased.”
(via NovakIndiaFans on Twitter, http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/novak-into-tokyo-quarters/)
Novak Djokovic – Go Soeda (Head-to-Head)
Novak will face Go Soeda in the second round in Tokyo on Wednesday at about 3 PM local time (7 AM CET). It’ll be their first career encounter.