Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will begin his quest for a third Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title against world number 46 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Tuesday.
This is the Serb’s second tournament of the season after a quarter-final defeat in Dubai in February. The world No. 1 will be hoping to gain some much-needed momentum in Monte Carlo ahead of the defense of his Roland Garros crown later this summer.
Where does Novak Djokovic play?
Djokovic is taking part in the first of three European clay-court ATP Masters 1000 events of the season – the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. Since the first edition in 1897, the tournament has been played on red clay at the Monte-Carlo Country Club in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Since 2009, it is the only Masters 1000 tournament not to have a mandatory player commitment.
Djokovic has lifted the trophy at this event twice in the past, in 2013 and 2015.
Who is Novak Djokovic playing against?
Djokovic’s opponent, 2017 Wimbledon junior champion Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, has made a slow transition to the senior circuit. The Spaniard has a career high of 32, which he reached in August last year.
His only other notable achievements are reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2021 and the fourth round of the US Open in 2020.
This year, the 22-year-old played the final quarter-final in Doha before arriving in Monte-Carlo, where he started his campaign with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Marcos Giron on Sunday.
Fokina faced Djokovic twice last year. The Serb beat him 6-2, 6-1 at the Rome Masters and then followed that up with a 6-3, 6-1 win at the Tokyo Olympics.
Calendar of matches between Novak Djokovic and Alejandro Davidovitch Fokina
Djokovic and Fokina will play the third match of the day on Court Rainier III. The game should start at around 3 p.m. local time.
Timing of matches: Approximately. 9:00 a.m. EST / 1:00 p.m. GMT / 6:30 p.m. IST.
Date: April 12, 2022.
Novak Djokovic vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina streaming details
Viewers from the following countries can follow the action live on these respective channels and sites:-
UNITED STATES: For viewers in the United States, Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus will broadcast the game.
UK: UK viewers can follow the action on Amazon Prime Video.
Canada: Viewers in Canada can watch the match on TSN (English).
India: Indian fans can follow the action live See.
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