(Live tennis tournament Dubai and Mexican Open day 2) World No. 1 player Novak Djokovic will face a big challenge right in the second round of the Dubai Championships, while Nadal will “breathe” much more easily in the tournament taking place in Vietnam. song in Mexico.
Novak Djokovic – Karen Khachanov: 22h, 23/2, round 2 of Dubai Championships
World No. 1, Novak Djokovic will enter the second round of the Dubai Championships against Russian opponent Karen Khachanov. The 26th player in the world spent quite a bit of effort to get through the first round with a 3-set victory over Australian star, Alex de Minaur.
Djokovic aims for first title in 2022
In contrast, Djokovic still retains a superior image even though this is only his first event in 2022. Nole quickly defeated Italian opponent Lorenzo Musetti after 2 sets of 6-3, 6-3 to move on to the next step. into round 2. Djokovic’s championship motivation is very clear when he needs to accumulate points to defend the No. 1 ATP position.
Remember, even when crowned at the Dubai Championships, Djokovic still faces the risk of losing the No. 1 position in the event that Daniil Medvedev wins the ATP 500 Mexican Open, which runs parallel to the event in Dubai.
However, Djokovic will still have to focus on the current task and aim for the title of Dubai Championships, the event he was crowned in 2020. This task is completely within the reach of the Serbian star when the names are known. Large is pretty much absent in Dubai.
The fact that the Dubai Championships and the Mexican Open coincide, forcing the players to have a choice and Djokovic will feel luckier than other top opponents when the second seed of the Dubai Championships is only the number 7 player in the world. , Andrey Rublev.
However, Karen Khachanov has never been an easy opponent to bully. In the past, the star born in 1996 once defeated Djokovic in a total of 5 confrontations. That is the motivation for Khachanov to look forward to a big surprise right in the second round of this year’s Dubai Championships.
Rafael Nadal – Stefan Kozlov: 9am, 24/2, Mexican Open 2nd round
The tournament taking place in Acapulco also entered the second round with the confrontation between Rafael Nadal and Stefan Kozlov. 4th seed Rafael Nadal easily passed the opening match against tennis player Denis Kudla and the next challenge of the “clay king” will be an American, Stefan Kozlov.
“King of Grand Slam” meets Medvedev in the semi-finals of the Mexican Open this year
Stefan Kozlov excellently defeated Grigor Dimitrov in the first round and the player born in 1998 is trying to make it difficult for Nadal. However, the Australian Open champion’s impressive performance against Kudla showed that Nadal is very serious about winning the Mexican Open.
If he goes deep in Acapulco this year, Nadal will have a charming confrontation with Daniil Medvedev and certainly, the former world No. 1 will need to know how to distribute fitness before meeting the Russian player again.
Daniil Medvedev – Pablo Andujar: 7am, 24/2, Mexican Open 2nd round
Like Nadal, the chance for Medvedev to win the Mexican Open is not too great. Having to face Nadal in the semi-finals is really the risk of being eliminated for the Russian star. Therefore, Medvedev will have to quickly solve the immediate obstacles to be ready for the “revenge”.
The opponent in the second round of the first seed will be Pablo Andujar. The Spaniard played impressively in the first round and easily “destroyed” his opponent Alex Hernandez after 2 sets of 6-0, 6-1. However, the player born in 1986 clearly loses in many ways compared to Medvedev and it will be difficult for Pablo Andujar to pass the second round.
Another big name attending this year’s Mexican Open is Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek star was seeded 3rd at the tournament but had a rough start in the opening match against Laslo Djere. Tsitsipas was twice put into a tie-break by his opponent to determine victory and defeat, but the bravery of the world No. 4 player was shown at the right time to help him win in both sets thanks to a tie-break.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ next opponent will be American tennis player Jeffrey John Wolf. It takes a lot of physical strength to beat Lorenzo Sonego in 3 sets, the chance for Jeffrey John Wolf to make it difficult for Tsitsipas is quite small.
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