TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Novak Djokovic takes on Tallon Griekspoor in the Round of 64 on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021.
Will Novak Djokovic come out in somewhat better form as he aims to get some more momentum going here at the 2021 US Open? Will Tallon Griekspoor be able to shock the world as he aims to get the biggest win of his career and probably the biggest upset in tennis history? Who will make their way to the Round of 32 of the 2021 US Open?
Tallon Griekspoor is coming off one of the biggest wins of his career, upsetting the much higher ranked and heavy favourite, Jan-Lennard Struff, in 5 sets 2-6/7-6/4-6/6-4/7-5. Tallon made sure to just stay close at all times to Struff and when the game dipped from his opponent, he was able to take advantage and get some sets under his belt. Then when the pressure was really on towards the end of the 5th set, Jan-Lennard just seemed to tighten up, and Tallon did not want to lose this opportunity. Tallon Griekspoor will be very happy with this win, and the fact that he will now get the chance to play on Arthur Ashe Stadium against the World No.1, Novak Djokovic, here at the 2021 US Open.
Novak Djokovic came through his opening round match against the up and coming qualifier, Holger Rune, in 4 sets 6-1/6-7/6-2/6-1. The match scoreline makes it seem like Novak was dominating except for one set. However, Holger was definitely up there in terms of quality with Novak, and unfortunately for the young Dane, he got cramps from the start of the 3rd set and he really could not move anymore, which is when Novak cruised away with the match. Novak won the match, but I think the performance by Rune is what made the match great. The rest of the top guys here at the 2021 US Open will have watched that match and will be interested to watch his next match against Tallon Grieskpoor to see whether Novak can improve a bit in form.
Novak Djokovic and Tallon Griekspoor have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. Tallon will be very happy and he will feel lucky to be playing against Djokovic. He will have looked at what Holger Rune did to win a set, and will hope to replicate it. However, after a long 5-setter against Struff and the fact that he is not a prodigy like Rune is, makes me believe that he will not get anything out of this match. Novak has gotten some minutes under his belt, and he will be in better form in this Round of 64 match at the 2021 US Open. Expect for Novak to be solid as always on all fronts as he cruised into the Round of 32.
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