Looking ahead to the match against the Olympic gold medallist, Dodig admitted that he would have to be at his best to have any chance of advancing through to round three.
"For me it's great. I will be really, really happy to play on a big court," he told reporters. "I have some experience with some other guys, but with him it's the first time for me.
"Of course it's going to be tough, but I have to focus on my game and try to play my best on the court."
Dodig is currently ranked 116 in the world standings.