Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune US Open 2021: Live stream, preview, prediction and more

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Novak Djokovic stars off his US Open 2021 journey against Holger Rune and here are all the details of the live stream, prediction, preview and more

First seed Novak Djokovic continues his chase for the calendar slam in 2021 and faces an opening round clash against Denmark’s Holger Rune at the US Open.

Rune, an 18-year-old, would have to play out of his socks to get the better of the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

Djokovic is coming off the back of winning all the other three Slams this year. The Serbian is looking to wrap up the fourth Slam of the year too and become just the second man in the open era to achieve the feat.

Djokovic also starts as the favourite for this clash as top names such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem are all out of the competition.

Djokovic still will have to be at his best, but this will be as great a chance for him to win the calendar slam as any.

Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune Head-to-Head

Ranked 145th in the world Rune does have quite a task ahead of him. The 18-year-old has never faced Djokovic in a competition and this would be the first meeting between the pair.

Rune is coming into this match with a losing record in 2021. However, the youngster had only turned pro in 2020 and has his best years ahead of him.

HOlger Rune faces Novak Djokovic in the first round of the US Open 2021
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Djokovic, for his part, has lost just five matches this year and amassed a whopping $151m in career prize money so far.

The Serbian should be the hot favourite for this clash, even though he has never faced the youngster.

Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune US Open 2021 live stream details

USA: ESPN and the ESPN App are the homes of the US Open 2021 for fans in the USA and the live stream for Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune will be broadcast here.

There are other options such as Sling TV or Fubo TV which carry the ESPN channels, and they also provide a free trial so you could catch some of the action for free.

UK: For fans in the UK, Amazon Prime holds the rights for the US Open 2021 and the Djokovic vs Rune live stream will be shown here on the second day of the event.

Canada: Canadian tennis fans can stream and watch this match on TSN.

India: India fans can watch the US Open 2021 on Star Sports and its streaming option, HotStar.

US Open 2021 weather forecast

There are some chances of rain disrupting the games but most of the day will feature sunny to cloudy weather with a maximum of 30 degrees while the lows will hit 25 degrees.

It still should be fairly warm at Flushing Meadows and the action on the court will also be hot.

Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune prediction

The first match of any Grand Slam can bring up some surprises and some may believe that is possible here too.

Novak Djokovic Grand Slam win
Novak Djokovic is currently the World No.1 after winning an eighth Australian Open title recently. (Getty Images)

Rune is playing Djokovic for the first time and there is a chance of something special happening in any sport.

However, Djokovic has been in great form and there seems to be little chance for Rune to pull off a great upset.

Prediction: Novak Djokovic beats Holger Rune in straight sets

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