On February 12, a 1/16 finals match of the tournament will be held in Rotterdam (Netherlands) between twenty-four-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev and twenty-nine-year-old Canadian Vasek Pospisil.
Everyone expected from Medvedev, almost a triumph at the Australian Open, but he lost in the 1/8 finals. It’s not even that Wawrinka gave an incredible match, because Daniil himself caught in crucial moments, and the most experienced Swiss took advantage of this 100%.
Will the Russian win in the first round of the competition? – read in our prediction.
At what time does Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil play?
The game time is February 12, 2020, at 10:00 AM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Daniil Medvedev takes the 5th positions and Vasek Pospisil takes the 104th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses do Daniil Medvedev have?
Daniil Medvedev has won 65% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Vasek Pospisil have?
Vasek Pospisil has won 65% of the games as a favorite.
In 2019, Daniil Medvedev played at a high level, the athlete played 80 matches, in which he managed to get 59 victories. Daniel was lucky to replenish his trophy piggy bank with cups won at the championships in Sofia, Cincinnati, St. Petersburg and Shanghai. The Russian started well in the new 2020 year, the tennis player was able to win 7 of the 9 matches held.
At the moment, Medvedev is under tremendous pressure and this cannot but distract him. Indeed, from the Russians they constantly demand high-profile victories and at the same time they criticize for each failure. But you need to understand that at the end of last year, the Russian fired, and it was expected that he would not be able to perform at such a level for a long time. Daniel stands out for his versatility, as he can act in different game styles and often adapts specifically to his opponent. In critical situations, he can always rely on the pitch and his attacking potential.
For Medvedev, the upcoming match at the tournament in Rotterdam will be the first after the Australian Open. At the major in Melbourne, recall, Daniil reached the 1/8 finals. During the tournament, Medvedev defeated Francis Tiafo (6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2), Pedro Martinez (7-5, 6-1, 6-2) and Alexei Popyrin (6-4, 6-3, 6-2). For reaching the quarterfinals of the first year of the Grand Slam tournament, the Russian lost to Stan Wawrinka (2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 2-6).
Vasek Pospisil last season was inactive in competitions, the Canadian played 33 matches, he managed to become the winner in 23 of them. Vasek completely joined the competitive rhythm only by the summer, he had to miss spring tournaments due to a back injury. The tennis player was lucky enough to get the cups on the Challengers in Las Vegas and in Charlottesville.
Pospisil for a long time trying to succeed in all categories. And at one point it happened that the Canadian began to lose everywhere, and then he was seriously injured. At the moment, Vasek is gradually returning, but he is not cheating on himself, because he continues to play extremely unstable. The most amazing thing is that he is not even able to hold several matches in a row at the same level. A vivid example is the Australian Open, where he managed to lose to Ivo Karlovic. And all due to the fact that Pospisil it completely dependent on the filing.
Last week, Pospisil completely played the tournament in Montpellier. In France, the representative of Canada defeated Aljaz Bedene (6-3, 6-4) and Denis Shapovalov (6-2, 6-3), passed on the refusal of Richard Gasquet and defeated David Goffin in the semifinals (6-3, 1-6 , 7-5), but in the final, Wasek was unable to oppose Gael Monfils (5-7, 3-6).
Betting Tips Statistics
- In personal meetings, Medvedev leads with a score of 1-0.
- Last year, Medvedev beat Pospisil on hard in two sets (7-6, 6-4).
- Tennis players met at the end of last season, then Daniil Medvedev managed to get a victory in two sets. However, the match was in a fight and Vasek failed to realize many of his chances.
Pospisil surprised everyone at the tournament in Montpellier. But you need to understand that if a Canadian shoots at one tournament, then he fails a few subsequent ones. Pospisil last week completely won the tournament in Montpellier, so the Canadian certainly had some fatigue as a result of those competitions.
Therefore, we believe that it will be extremely difficult for Vasek to run back on an equal footing the entire match against Medvedev, for whom the upcoming fight will be the first after the Australian Open. Medvedev had a rest, gathered his thoughts and will definitely try to show himself at this tournament. In addition, the Russian needs to protect points.
Our prediction is Medvedev’s victory.