World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will battle against Fernando Verdasco in the 2013 China Open third round Thursday 3rd October at 07:05 GMT, being played here on hard courts at the National Tennis Center in Beijing.
Novak Djokovic hopes to play aggressive tennis against his opponents in the China Open tournament and he will face dangerous Fernando Verdasco in third round on Thursday. Djokovic has thrashed his opening round oppanent Lukas Rosol in straight sets with a 6-0, 6-3 score line and he needs to continue similar form to reach China Open quarter finals.
Fernando Verdasco should play best tennis of his career to outlast top seed Novak Djokovic in the China Open third round. Spanish star is having good head-to-head record against Djokovic and it will be tough match for both the players on Thursday.
Both the players are meeting for the 12th time in their tennis career, where Djokovic is leading with a 6-5 win loss head-to-head record against Verdasco. The pair last meet at the 2012 Hopman Cup final and Djokovic won the match in consecutive sets with a 6-3, 7-5 score line. As per the predications, top seed Djokovic is considered as hot favorite to clinch victory in consecutive sets and advances into the 2013 China Open quarter finals at the National Tennis Center.
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