Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev will clash this Friday, July 30 to move one step closer to the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. While the Serbian is the favorite, the German has the game to upset the World No 1. Here, find out everything there’s to know about this tennis match such as the preview, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Djokovic defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori with6-2, 6-0 score to reach the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics. The Serbian has been playing astonishing tennis this year and is aiming to become the first man to win the four majors and the gold medal in one year, after Steffi Graf, who did it in 1988.
On the other side of the net will be fourth seed Alexander Zverev. The German, one of the most prolific tennis players borned in the 90s, passed down Frenchman Jeremy Chardy with a 6-4, 6-1 in 67 minutes. He is playing in his first Olympics and hasn’t dropped a set yet.
Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev: Match Information
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021.
Time: 2:00 AM (ET)*
Location: Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court.
*It will start after the match between Karen Kachanov and Pablo Carreño Busta.
Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev: Time by state in the US
ET: 2:00 AM
CT: 1:00 AM
MT: 12:00 AM
PT: 11:00 PM
Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev: Head-to-head and storylines
Djokovic and Zverev have faced each other 8 times, with six wins for the Serbian over two for the German. Zverev won their first match ever in the Masters of Rome in 2017. However, Djokovic has won the last five matches between the two.
Also, Zverev has never beaten the Serbian on hard outdoors. Their most recent match took place this year in the Australian Open, where Djokovic beat Zverev in four sets 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(6).
How to watch or live stream Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev in the US
The match between Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev to be played this Friday, July 30 at the Ariake Tennis Centre Court for the semifinals of the Olympic tennis will be broadcasted in the US by Olympic Channel.
Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US had already made their predictions for this game. According to FanDuel, Novak Djokovic is the strong favorite with odds of -650, while Alexander Zverev has odds of +390.
*Odds by FanDuel