Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune: 2024 Wimbledon - Preview & Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune: 2024 Wimbledon - Preview & Prediction

by Zachary Wimer

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Novak Djokovic and Holger Rune will extend their mini-rivalry by competing for a quarter-final spot at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships.

Djokovic and Rune are on good terms. They practice together often and speak highly of one another. They've even played some big battles on the tennis courts, and generally, all of their matches are very interesting.

They never played on grass, so this match will be a special treat. They're both really good players on the surface and have plenty of exciting weapons in their arsenal. The Serbian is obviously the big favorite, but Rune has proved to be a tough matchup for him in the past.

Djokovic has played well so far at Wimbledon, but he's proven to be slightly vulnerable. The Dane is always vulnerable with his style, but he can certainly challenge the 24-time major winner.


The two have played five times so far in ATP Tour-level matches, and while Djokovic leads the H2H, it's not that impressive—it's only 3-2. Their most recent match was won by Djokovic at the ATP Finals last year, but it was a three-set battle.

On the other hand, the young Dane beat Djokovic in the Paris Masters final in 2022 on hard indoors and at the Italian Open in 2023 on clay. They never played on grass, but we know that the surface suits Djokovic far better.

Still, Rune's serve and hitting abilities are good enough to give the Serbian legend some trouble, especially with his knee not being 100%.

Novak Djokovic Holger Rune
3 H2H 2
2 Rank 15
37 Age 21
21-6 2024 W/L 25-13
1108-219 Career W/L 119-75


Rune will have to play a near-perfect match to win. It's just the reality, but he's capable of it, so it's not that impossible. Djokovic has looked great and should win, but it will be difficult to do it in straight sets.

Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in four sets.


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