Horacio Zeballos vs Novak Djokovic Tennis Prediction
Novak Djokovic kickstarted his 14th Wimbledon campaign with a comfortable straight set win over the 2018 Australian open quarterfinalist Tennys Sandgren, 6-3 6-1 6-2.
The earliest exit Novak Djokovic suffered here at Wimbledon was back in 2008, when he lost his second round match to Marat Safin. Apart from that, he has played 12 second round matches in this tournament and managed to win all 12, with the recent such win coming against Adam Pavlasek in 2017.
The three-time Wimbledon Champion, Novak Djokovic, faced four second-round exits earlier this season, when he was still on the comeback trail. However, he improved his form in the following months and posted three consecutive quarterfinals, at Rome Masters (SF), French Open (QF) and ATP London (F).
Horacio Zeballos avoided his sixth consecutive first-round exit from Wimbledon and registered his first-ever main draw win in this tournament by fighting back from a set down against compatriot Guido Andreozzi in the first round, who has won only two matches on grass in his entire career, 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-4.
The win against Andreozzi was Horacio Zeballos’ first win on grass since defeating Ivan Dodig in the qualifying rounds of Wimbledon 2015. His career w/l record in this surface stands at 7/14.
After losing his first round matches at the US Open 2017 and Australian Open 2018, the Argentian defeated Yuichi Sugita in the first round of the French Open 2018 but failed against John Isner in the following match (R2).
Novak Djokovic leads the H2H 1-0, and he should be able to extend the lead as Horacio Zeballos hasn’t got the weapons to trouble the Serbian #1, who seems to be getting closer to his best level.
Tennis Prediction: Novak Djokovic 3-0 SET