Novak Djokovic plays Salvatore Caruso in the third round of the French Open on Saturday, June 1 with the match to be played at 12.15 pm local time (or 11.15 am BST) and you can find the Novak Djokovic v Salvatore Caruso live streaming options, preview and predictions here.
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Novak Djokovic v Salvatore Caruso Head to Head
The two players have never met on the ATP circuit.
Quest for Novak Slam 2.0 Looking Towards Week 2
Novak Djokovic continues his quest to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time for the second time in his career. After a long lay-off in 2017-2018, the world number has returned stronger than before, winning the last three major titles and is one of the two favorites to win the French Open, along with Rafael Nadal.
The first two rounds have been smooth for Djokovic with convincing straight set victories depicting that the Serb was in his groove getting ready for another deep run at a major. With a draw that has the likes of Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin del Potro in his half, Djokovic will be pleased with where his form is at the moment as he gets ready for sterner challenges.
Djokovic’s next opponent is Italian Salvatore Carusso, who has sprung some surprises at the French Open this year already.
Caruso’s Biggest Career Moment Thus Far
Italian Salvatore Carusso is in the midst of his best achievements on the ATP circuit. His current ranking of 147 is the highest of his career and the French Open is the first time he has won a match at a Grand Slam. Coming through the qualifiers, Caruso has been impressive in first two rounds.
A four set victory against upcoming Jaume Munar was followed by a very convincing straight set win against French veteran Giles Simon.
Caruso, the winner of 5 ITF Futures titles made his ATP main draw debut at the 2016 Rome Masters. With a natural baseline game, Caruso is well suited to the clay and has played some good matches against better ranked players, but only recently met with any success. At 26, Caruso will be looking to break into the top 100 in the near future, which seems likely if he were to continue the form he has shown this French Open
His next round encounter is by far the biggest moment of his career and one that he will be excited and nervous about.
Djokovic v Caruso Predictions & Tips
Caruso has had a good tournament and already exceeded all expectations. His baseline game has looked very convincing in the first two rounds and that will have done wonders for his confidence. However, a matchup against Djokovic is a whole different ball game and a test that looks insurmountable for the Italian. Expect an inspired performance by Caruso, but he is up against one of the all-time greats. Djokovic to win comfortably in straight sets.
Tip: Game Handicap – Djokovic -11: 2320 (888Sport)