Kei Nihsikori and Laslo Djere meet in the third round of Roland Garros today, not before 13:30. A more balanced confrontation is announced than seems at first glance.
Player shape and latest direct results
- Last direct meeting: They have not met
- Form Kei Nishikori (last 5 games): W W L W W
- Forma Laslo Djere (last 5 games): W W L W L
Kei Nishikori showed a great form in the first two games at Roland Garros. The Japanese defeated two Frenchmen: Halys (3-0) and Tsonga (3-1). Nishikori’s greatest desire in the first tours of this tournament is to avoid the 5-set games and the plan has so far gone.”I do not want to repeat mistakes at the Australian Open. I need clear victories, “said the Japanese, who at the first Grand Slam of the year played 3 sets of 5 sets and was forced to retire in the quarter-finals with Novak Djokovic.In the 7th ATP, Nishikori reached twice in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros (2015, 2017) and never lost in the 3rd round. He has 5 wins at this stage of the competition, the last of them last year with Gilles Simon.
On the 32nd place in the world, Laslo Djere had no victory on Roland Garros’ main painting in the four appearances so far. At this year’s edition, the 23-year-old Serbian beat himself and won the first two games with 3-0 in sets, ahead of Albert Ramos Vinolas and Alexei Popyrin.For Laslo Djere is the best season of his career. At the beginning of March, he won the first ATP title on the Rio de Janeiro clay. He also played two semifinals – in Sao Paulo and Budapest. Nishikori has never met him before. Serbian has recently won a win against another top player: defeated Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round of Madrid.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Kei Nishikori vs Laslo Djere
Although the experience is on the side of Nishikori, I expect Djere to give a consistent replica to this game and to take the Japanese at least a set.
Prediction Today: Djere wins at least one set