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‘I know exactly what will happen in next Olympic match’, says Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic said he knows “exactly what will happen” in his upcoming clash with “great guy” Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at the Tokyo Olympics. 

The world number one believes the Spaniard – who he has trained with several times – has “improved a lot on hard courts” in the last 18 months.

In the pair’s only previous meeting – the Serbian dismantled the 22-year-old 6-2, 6-1 in the third round of the Italian Open in May.

Djokovic has advanced to the last 16 without losing a set – while world number 34 Davidovich Fokina lost a set in his hard-fought second round triumph over John Millman.

“A while back people thought of him (Davidovich Fokina) as a clay court specialist, but in the last year and a half he has improved a lot on the hard courts,” the 34-year-old said in a press conference.

“In Spain, we have trained together several times. We have a good relationship, we get along nicely, he’s a great guy. I know exactly what will happen in this match.”

The winner of the match will face either Kei Nishikori or Ilya Ivashka in the quarter-finals in Tokyo.


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