Medvedev interrupted an unpleasant series of defeats in two games, because yesterday he defeated Sinner. The match was not easy for the Russian, as he lost the first set at all, but then he still forced himself to gather and won a volitional victory. Will Medvedev be able to add? – Find an answer in our prediction.
At what time are Daniil Medvedev and Gilles Simon to play?
The game time is February 21, 2020, at 7:00 PM (UTC+1).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Daniil Medvedev takes the 5th position and Gilles Simon takes the 58th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Medvedev have?
Daniil Medvedev has won 63.7% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Simon have?
Gilles Simon has won 53.7% of the games as a favorite.
At the end of last season, Medvedev did something incredible on the tour, as he not only dominated prestigious ATP tournaments and Masters, but also played in the final of the U.S. Open, where he could swing the title. Thanks to these successes, the Russian not only scored rating points, but also gained experience of performing at the highest level.
Medvedev started the season perfectly: he became the champion of the exhibition tournament, brought the Russian national team to the semifinals of the ATP Cup and celebrated the 1/8 finals at the AO, but in February things are going very badly.
It was expected that Daniil would continue to make rapid progress this year, but so far the tennis player has slowed down. One of the reasons for the decline is that Medvedev is not yet able to compete on the course and under such pressure. But the season is long and we can still make up for it.
Last week the Russian had to defend the rating points for the semifinals of the year ago, but lost in the starting match to Vasek Pospisil, not even being able to catch a set, and in Marseille, though repeating the previous success, again did not impress the game.
Daniel beated Jannik Sinner only in 3 sets, who allowed himself to be defeated in the 1st set with a score of 1:6, which is not allowed for the representative of the Top 10 of the ATP World Ranking, when the opponents are still quite unexperienced.
Simon is 35 years old, he can no longer boast of his former legwork and stamina. But the Frenchman still takes out almost all the balls that fly in his direction and without any aggravation brings them back. Over the years, the tennis player has not changed his game in any way, he still waits for mistakes from opponents and allows himself a minimum number of failures.
What Gilles really lacks is serving, because he only puts the ball in the court, which is used by opponents who attack from the first ball. At the moment, Simon is in the top 60 and he is completely satisfied with it.
The indicators of 2020 say that things aren’t going on well for Gilles, but are they really? The Frenchman shouldn’t being blamed for losing matches to strong opponents. This February Gilles began with a defeat, but from whom? From Richard Gasquet, is one of the strongest tennis players of the last decade.
Then in Rotterdam Gilles had to stay overboard after the second match, and the defeat came from Gael Monfils, who eventually became the champion.
In Montpellier, the Frenchman began to see less strong opponents and, as a result, Gilles has dry victories over Harold Mayot and Aljaz Bedene. By the way, the Slovene is an uncomfortable rival, whom Simon managed to beat for the first time in his career.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Medvedev and Simon met twice previously and the Frenchman won both gmes
- Both athletes won three times in their 5 last matches
|Daniil Medvedev||vs||Gilles Simon|
|24 (1996.02.11)||Age||35 (1984.12.27)|
|Moscow, Russia||Birthplace||Nice, France|
|Monte Carlo, Monaco||Residence||Boulogne-Billancourt, France|
|6’6″ (198 cm)||Height||6’0″ (183 cm)|
|182 lbs (83 kg)||Weight||154 lbs (70 kg)|
|$11,207,951||Career Prize Money||$15,018,429|
Singles Service Record
|Daniil Medvedev||Singles Service Record on hard||Gilles Simon|
|75%||1st Serve Points Won||70%|
|52%||2nd Serve Points Won||52%|
|903||Break Points Faced||3,353|
|63%||Break Points Saved||61%|
|1,85||Service Games Played||5,893|
|82%||Service Games Won||78%|
|65%||Total Service Points Won||63%|
Singles Return Record
|Daniil Medvedev||Singles Return Record on hard||Gilles Simon|
|30%||1st Serve Return Points Won||30%|
|53%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||53%|
|1,155||Break Points Opportunities||3,666|
|42%||Break Points Converted||41%|
|1,857||Return Games Played||5,837|
|26%||Return Games Won||26%|
|39%||Return Points Won||39%|
|52%||Total Points Won||51%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2019||London / Queen’s Club||Outdoor Grass||SF||Gilles Simon|
|2017||Lyon||Outdoor Clay||R32||Gilles Simon|
Medvedev vs Simon Predictions
Bookmakers obviously prefer Danil Medvedev, but only due to his higher position in the ATP rating. We would dare to assume that Gilles Simon will do his best to take a victory. Yes, a lot has changed since the last head-to-head game, but the Frenchman knows both the strengths and weaknesses of the Russian, who will probably lose for the first time in his career, but will definitely fight. Gilles Simon is a clever player, able to stump many people, and here he will still be getting ready to win by local fans.
- Our prediction: Simon Will Win.