Novak Djokovic and Denis Kudla will face off at the No. 1 Court in London in the 2021 Wimbledon Third Round on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 9:30 AM (ET). Here, check out the tennis match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
This will be their third overall meeting in this sports competition. Denis Kudla is yet to emerge victrous in head-to-head clashes, with Novak Djokovic having celebrated a victory on both occasions so far.
Their most recent game was played on August 30, 2019, and it ended in a 3-0 (6-3, 6-4, 6-2) win for the Serbian player in the Third Round of the 2019 US Open. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as they clash for the first time since then, this time in the Wimbledon Men's Third Round.
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Kudla: Match Information
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM (ET)
Location: No. 1 Court, London
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Kudla: Time by State in the US
ET: 9:30 AM
CT: 8:30 AM
MT: 7:30 AM
PT: 6:30 AM
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Kudla: Storylines
Novak Djokovic had to beat Jack Draper of the UK (3-1), and Kevin Anderson of South Africa (3-0) to get to the Wimbledon Men's Third Round. The 34-year-old Serbian tennis player can boast of winning an incredible number of 84 titles in his career so far. The latest one for him was the French Open, when he lifted the Roland Garros trophy after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas (3-2) on June 13, 2021.
Meanwhile, Denis Kudla managed to overcome Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain (3-2), as well as Andreas Seppi of Italy (3-0). Unlike his opponent, the 28-year-old American player is yet to win a title in his career. The US ace earned his way into the Wimbledon ATP through qualifications, where he got past Andrea Pellegrino of Italy (2-0), Kacper Zuk of Poland (2-0), and Federico Gaio of Italy (3-0).
These opponents don't have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to July 3, 2019, and it ended in another 3-0 (6-3, 6-2, 6-2) win for Nole at the 2019 edition of Wimbledon in London. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to progress to the 2021 Wimbledon Round of 16.
How to watch or live stream Novak Djokovic vs Denis Kudla in the US
The ATP Wimbledon Third Round 2021 between Novak Djokovic and Denis Kudla, to be played today, at the No. 1 Court in London, will be broadcasted on ESPN, Tennis Channel in the United States.
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Kudla: Predictions and Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Novak Djokovic. FanDuel see him as the absolute favorite and thus, they have given him -8000 odds to qualify for the last 16. On the other side, Denis Kudla has a hopiing +2000 odds to cause an upset and knock the grand Djokovic out of the tournament.
* Odds via FanDuel