Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic Australian Open Tennis Picks and Predictions 1/23/24

Novak Djokovic vs Taylor Fritz

Jan 23, 2024

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Novak Djokovic and Taylor Fritz clash Tuesday in the 2024 Australian Open tennis quarterfinals. Let’s preview this match and give out a Djokovic vs Fritz prediction.

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic is coming off a straight set win over Adrian Mannarino that took 21 games to decide. In the victory, Djokovic won 81 percent of his first serve points and 62 percent of his second serve points. Djokovic won 75 percent of her total service points and converted on 7 of his 11 break points. Djokovic hit 17 aces in he victory and didn’t drop a single game until the third set. Djokovic has won each of his last 8 sets, and it seems like he’s starting to get more and more in top tier shape after starting the tournament in shaky form. Djokovic is now in his 11th straight grand slam quarterfinal. Djokovic has won each of his last 5 grand slam quarterfinal matches. Djokovic is 10-3 in career Australian Open quarterfinal matches. Djokovic has won 6 of his last 7 matches on hard court.

Taylor Fritz

Fritz is coming off a 4 set win over Stefanos Tsitsipas that took 43 games to decide. In the victory, Fritz won 86 percent of his first serve points and 53 percent of his second serve points. Fritz won 76 percent of his total service points and converted on 4 of his 11 break points. Fritz hit 50 winners in the victory and had just 19 unforced errors. It was Fritz’s first win over a top-10 player in grand slam play. Fritz has played 16 sets of tennis to get to this point so we’ll see how his body holds up for a possible physical match if he’s going to prevail. Fritz now has 20 career wins over top-10 players, this being his fifth since last year. Fritz has never made a grand slam semifinal, as he’s 0-2 in previous quarterfinal trips (2022 Wimbledon and 2023 US Open). Fritz has won 6 of his last 7 matches on hard court.

Djokovic vs Fritz H2H

Djokovic has won all 8 matches against Fritz, which includes a straight sets victory in the most recent match last year in the US Open. Seven of the 8 matches were decided in straight sets. The one time Fritz competed against Djokovic was in the 2021 Australian Open, a match that was decided in 5 sets and 50 games. The match took nearly three and a half hours to complete.

Djokovic vs Fritz prediction

Djokovic is likely going to win as the history speaks for itself and we’re seeing him quickly work his way into championship form. However, Djokovic has had down games in this tournament against lesser competition and that does keep the door open for Fritz. We’ve also seen Fritz play some very clean tennis as of late in terms of winners, and he has the previous meeting on this soil he can lean on where he pushed Novak to the very end. I’m not saying Fritz is going to win this match, but he can compete and make it interesting. Fritz is a competitive guy who is playing well. I’ll take the spread with Fritz, as he pushes the tournament favorite.

Randy’s Pick Taylor Fritz +6.5 Games

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