Fixture: (1) Novak Djokovic vs Constant Lestienne
Tournament: Adelaide International 1 2023
Round: First round (Round of 32)
Venue: Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
Prize money: $642,735
Live telecast: USA – Tennis Channel | UK – Tennis TV | Australia – 9Now
Constant Lestienne vs. Novak Djokovic preview
Novak Djokovic faces Constant Lestienne in the 2023 Adelaide International 1 first round.
Djokovic had a terrific season despite missing numerous high-profile events owing to the vaccine mandate. He won the Italian Open, his 38th Masters championship.
Rafael Nadal defeated the Serb in the French Open quarterfinals. Wimbledon was his 21st Major title. He won Tel Aviv and Astana late in the season.
In Paris, he lost to Holger Rune in the final. Djokovic won his sixth ATP Finals, matching Roger Federer’s record. He played in the World Tennis League. He lost to Zverev but beat Ofner.
Lestienne started 2022 outside the top 200. He won three Challenger titles and reached several finals. In August, he broke the top 100 and began ATP play.
San Diego was Lestienne’s first ATP quarterfinal. In Tel Aviv, he reached the semifinals. His next two tournaments were second-round exits.
Constant Lestienne vs. Novak Djokovic
First encounter, therefore head-to-head is 0-0.
Djokovic vs Lestienne odds
Constant Lestienne against Novak Djokovic prediction
Lestienne is a beginner against ATP heavyweights. Despite improving his skills over the past year, he still has more to learn. Since he’s playing Djokovic, he won’t have time to get in shape.
He was the second-half player to beat. He lost few matches and won many close ones. He’s far ahead of the rest of the trip.
Lestienne’s chances of exposing Djokovic’s flaws are astronomical. The Wimbledon champion should win in Adelaide.
Novak Djokovic in straight sets.