Novak Djokovic v Ruben Bemelmans – Hopman Cup live preview

Djokovic was impressive against Hewitt on Tuesday (credit: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)

Novak Djokovic and Ruben Bemelmans clash in the final group A match of the Hyundai Hopman Cup.

Serbia have been in brilliant form so far with Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic yet to concede a rubber. That could all change on Thursday with Belgium their toughest opponents so far, mainly down to the presence of Justine Henin.

Djokovic has the easier singles rubber against the inexperienced young left-hander Bemelmans. However he should not take him too lightly. Despite his lowly ranking, Bemelmans has been inspired this week by competing alongside Henin. He put up a good fight against Lleyton Hewitt on day one before stunning Andrey Golubev 6-4, 6-4 as Belgium overwhelmed Kazakhstan 3-0.   

However Djokovic has been the class act in Group A. After struggling against Golubev due to jetlag he outplayed Hewitt 6-2, 6-4 and it will be a major shock if he does not lead Serbia to their second team title in a matter of months.

Bemelmans will do well to get a set. Djokovic in two.


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