French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic vs Tennys Sandgren Preview; Head-to-Head & Prediction

Published 05/31/2021, 8:27 AM CDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will begin his journey at the French Open 2021 against American player Tennys Sandgren on Tuesday. The match will be a good test for the Serbian player as he is one of the contenders to win this year’s title, his second, in the French capital. 

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Novak Djokovic vs Tennys Sandgren: Preview

This season, the Serbian ace has been in great form, having won his 18th Grand Slam title earlier this season. Although he has not won the biggest titles at the clay-court events, he has won matches against the top players in difficult situations. 

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Just last week, Novak Djokovic won the title at the ATP 250 event in Belgrade. Winning the title will surely boost his confidence as he enters Paris. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

On the other side, Tennys Sandgren has not performed well on the clay courts. He has been part of a handful of tournaments in recent weeks but has failed to impress. 

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Djokovic vs Sandgren: Head-to-Head

These athletes have played against each other on three occasions. However, they have all been one-sided and won by Nole. They have played on the hard courts and on the grass at Wimbledon. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Tennys Sandgren of the United States celebrates after winning a point during his Men’s Singles third round match against Sam Querrey of the United States on day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Their match tomorrow will be their first meeting on a clay court. In their previous three matches, Tennys has managed to win just one set against the Serbian machine. 

Djokovic vs Sandgren: Prediction

It will be a mammoth of a task for the American player to register a win against the Serbian athlete. Even more so during a Grand Slam event, World No. 1, Novak Djokovic will in top form and will leave no room for error. 

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Tennys Sandgren doesn’t prefer the clay courts and his recent results at the clay-court events clearly indicate it. The Serbian player will be the favorite to win this match at the French Open 2021

Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in three sets

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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