2021 Wimbledon R2: Novak Djokovic [1] vs Kevin Anderson [109]

What will be Djokovic vs Anderson 2nd round match result?


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paolo2143

Semi-Pro
Make no mistake this is a very tricky 2nd rd tie for Novak and if Kevin is serving well then Novak will have to play well to win
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Hopefully this match is on centre court. The upset chances is more dangerous if they put this match on court 1.

Djoko needs to be dialled in from the start here. A tricky match especially if Kandy brings his top serving day. I think djoko can get the job done but likely in 4 sets again.
This is turning into The Chaos major!
The draws are getting turned upside down.
The mouth breathers are still complaining like the old nagging hens that they are LOL!
 

Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
Hopefully this match is on centre court. The upset chances is more dangerous if they put this match on court 1.

Djoko needs to be dialled in from the start here. A tricky match especially if Kandy brings his top serving day. I think djoko can get the job done but likely in 4 sets again.
With the field in top half djokovic in unlikely to play on court 1 in first week and post that field gets merged at Wimbledon so maybe might have to play 1 in 2nd week
 
With the field in top half djokovic in unlikely to play on court 1 in first week and post that field gets merged at Wimbledon so maybe might have to play 1 in 2nd week
Yeah I agree. The fact he’s on the opposite side to Federer is good news. As for this week he’s the top attraction in the top half so hopefully he keeps getting centre.

I don’t mind him being on court 1 for potential last 16 or quarter match. As I don’t think he’d face a big server by then. Kandy seems the only big server in his way in that side of draw. A tricky early round against a servebot like Anderson I’d be more comfortable if this is on centre. We will see what happens.
 

Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
Yeah I agree. The fact he’s on the opposite side to Federer is good news. As for this week he’s the top attraction in the top half so hopefully he keeps getting centre.

I don’t mind him being on court 1 for potential last 16 or quarter match. As I don’t think he’d face a big server by then. Kandy seems the only big server in his way in that side of draw. A tricky early round against a servebot like Anderson I’d be more comfortable if this is on centre. We will see what happens.
I forgot murray is also in this half so if he keeps winning and they keep 2 women's match on centre then maybe djokovic might be pushed to court 1 but even women's side is short on star power in bottom half
 
I forgot murray is also in this half so if he keeps winning and they keep 2 women's match on centre then maybe djokovic might be pushed to court 1 but even women's side is short on star power in bottom half
Yeah the Murray factor does worry me a bit. With him going through he could get centre again. Unless they just keep Djokovic and Murray matches at the centre court matches next round.

The thing is though with Djokovic being World no1, defending champion and won last 2 slams he deserves centre court more for next round. He should get the slot.

I feel if they shove Novak on court 1 they may do it to secretly hope to create the perfect storm for an upset. We know the Wimbledon organisers will always favour Murray and Federer over Djokovic here.
 

Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
Yeah the Murray factor does worry me a bit. With him going through he could get centre again. Unless they just keep Djokovic and Murray matches at the centre court matches next round.

The thing is though with Djokovic being World no1, defending champion and won last 2 slams he deserves centre court more for next round. He should get the slot.

I feel if they shove Novak on court 1 they may do it to secretly hope to create the perfect storm for an upset. We know the Wimbledon organisers will always favour Murray and Federer over Djokovic here.
You are right but Murray is playing there after 2017 and being such a crowd favorite there they might keep him on centre especially with the seeds left although djokovic vs Anderson deserves top billing
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Considering how Kandy served today, that might happen. Literally the only WB match that I saw today was Anderson-Barrios, and that was because the latter was a Chilean.
I honestly don't think so. Anderson was in good form in Wimby 18, and he was nowhere close.
 
Tennis and sport has humbled me enough that all opponents deserve respect. Anything can happen. Djoko is favourite but again this won’t be easy. Novak will need to stay sharp and keep serving the way he is. Then be clinical on the break point chances he gets.

It will be an interesting match. Hope Novak wins but Kandy deserves respect here. A former Wimbledon and us open finalist so he no mug.
 

BGod

Legend
Novak would have to go into troll mode to lose a set. I know he likes to play around but surely not in the 2nd round of Wimbledon. He gave Draper a feel so hopefully that's out of his system and he takes this in straights.

Let's be clear, Laver Cup doesn't count so basically Anderson hasn't beat Novak since he was a 1 time Slam champion.
 

Hamnavoe

Hall of Fame
6-4 6-7 6-3 6-2

Djokovic a bit rusty for the first two sets, dropping the second in a tiebreak, but gets into a nice groove in the third and pulls away to win comfortably in four.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Yeah. He's got that look about him already.
I really noticed it when ole Benny Roachlisberger asked him that WTA question.
Had that miffed seething look in his eyes.....
He is going out swinging looks like he is really loose as well.
Strokes and serves are free flowing.
Still early tho!
 

Pandaman

Rookie
Last big match between them:

2018 Wimbledon Final




H2H:
Djokovic 9-2 Anderson
Idt laver cup counts. That means Novak has beaten him 9 straight times. The 2018 Wimbledon scoreline was when Novak had not won anything for two years + playing two straight days while Anderson had a day off.

Anderson has no chance of winning a set unless Novak is feeling charitable...which he does tend to feel nowadays.
 
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