Novak Djokovic vs Francisco Cerundolo - French Open Tennis Prediction and Pick 6/3/24

Novak Djokovic vs Francisco Cerundolo

Monday, June 3, 2024

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will face World No. 27 Francisco Cerundolo in the fourth round of the 2024 French Open. The match is scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2024. Here's our Novak Djokovic vs Francisco Cerundolo prediction.

Novak Djokovic vs Francisco Cerundolo Preview

Novak Djokovic's passage into the fourth round of the 2024 French Open was far from straightforward. The top seed withstood a monstrous challenge from Italian one-hander Lorenzo Musetti to prevail in five sets in a match that finished in the early hours of Sunday morning. It was the latest finish to match on the Parisian clay, with the clock ticking past 3 a.m. when the Serbian left the court. Djokovic will have less than 48 hours of rest time and recovery, as he is scheduled for a day match on Monday.

Francisco Cerundolo, meanwhile, upset Tommy Paul in four sets. The 23rd-seeded Argentine did not have a great serving day, contributing to five double faults, but Paul fared even worse. Cerundolo garnered nine breaks of serve in the match and clinched more return points than the American to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. He needed almost three hours to close out the victory, which was at least 90 minutes less than Djokovic's marathon against Musetti.

Novak Djokovic vs Francisco Cerundolo Head-To-Head

• Djokovic and Cerundolo have not played each other on the ATP Tour before this.

• Djokovic has never failed to reach the last eight at Roland Garros since 2009.

• This is the second year in a row that Cerundolo is competing in the fourth round of the clay major.

• Top seed Djokovic is 9-3 on clay this season, while Cerundolo is 12-9 on the same surface in 2024.

Novak Djokovic vs Francisco Cerundolo Prediction

At 37, even the extraordinary Novak Djokovic will feel the emotional and physical toll of that late-night match against Musetti, which finished at 3. a.m. local time. But it's not like Djokovic has not been in this predicament before. Less than a year ago, he battled compatriot Laslo Djere (in five sets) at the US Open, with the match ending at 1:30 am local time. He went on to win the tournament. The bookies still feel Djokovic will win Monday's match at a canter, but that might not be the case with the hard-hitting and fleet-footed Cerundolo coming in with some momentum and in good form. 

Nur’s Pick Novak Djokovic in four sets

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