Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini clash today in a match for the 2021 French Open quarter-finals. It would be their first encounter on clay, and the first on a Grand Slam. Find out here the preview, information, head to head, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Undeniably, the 18-time Grand Slam champion, Djokovic is the favorite. But the 25 year old Italian feels comfortable on clay, a surface where he won a title this year. Also, Berrettini will arrive at Court Phillipe Chartier rested, after Roger Federer retired before having to play him.
Djokovic, world N° 1, had some troubles in his last game against another Italian, Lorenzo Musetti. The 19 year old won the first two sets, but Djokovic was able to come back and forced a fifth. Sadly, cramps and a back pain forced Musetti to retire when the score was 6-7(7), 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0.
Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
Time: 2:00 PM (ET)
Location: Court Phillipe Chartier, Paris.
Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: Time by State in the US
ET: 2:00 PM
CT: 1:00 PM
MT: 12:00 PM
PT: 11:00 AM
Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: Head to Head
This will be the second encounter between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini. The first one took place in the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals. The Serbian beat Berrettini 6-2, 6-1 on hard and indoors at the O2 Arena in London.
Djokovic, who is through to the last eight in Paris for a record 12th consecutive year, doesn’t want to go ahead. “[He has a] big serve, big forehand – two big weapons” said Djokovic. “He's in form. He finished the last year very strong”, said the Serbian about his opponent.
On clay, Berrettini has had some success. This year the World N°9 won in Belgrade. Actually, three of his four titles in his career has been achieved on clay: 2018 Gstaad and 2019 Budapest.
How to watch or live stream Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini in the US
This match between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini for Roland Garros quarter-finals, to be played this Wednesday, June 9, 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by Tennis Channel and Bet365.com
Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already made their predictions for this game and according to FanDuel, Novak Djokovic is the clear favorite with odds of -465, while Berrettini has odds of +350.
*Odds by FanDuel