On January 11, at the ATP Сup, the Serbian national team has a chance of revenge, and the Russians – to confirm the randomness of Madrid success. This time the teams will play at the semifinal stage. The Serbs have the same leader – Novak Djokovic. The Russian team this time has Daniil Medvedev as the first number. Tennis players will enter the court second, after the game between Karen Khachanov and Dushan Lajovic.
Which of these tennis players deserves the finals? – read in our prediction.
For Djokovic, the most difficult match was in the quarter-finals against Denis Shapovalov (4-6, 6-1, 7-6). The representative of Canada was good, managed to return to the game in the decisive set and made a reverse break. Novak said his weighty word on the tie-break.
Medvedev twice defeated Djokovic in 2019.
For the first time, Daniil Medvedev played with Novak Djokovic in 2017 in the Davis Cup. Then the Russian took the starting set, but because of the injury, withdrew from the match. In the same year, Djokovic was stronger on the grass in Eastbourne (6-4, 6-4).
In 2019, there were equal matches between the tennis players, as a result of which the score was 2: 1 in favor of Daniil. Moreover, Medvedev won his victories on two types of coatings: on the ground in Monte Carlo (6-3, 4-6, 6-2) and on hard in Cincinnati (3-6, 6-3, 6-3).
Tennis players in the Asia-Pacific Cup did not lose a single match Djokovic and Medvedev fully justify in Australia the status of leaders of their teams. Both had four matches, in which they had never lost.
In Daniel Medvedev, the quarter-final duel against Diego Schwartzman was also the most difficult. The Russian “wound up”, entered into a skirmish with the Argentinean, launched a racket (though the referee tower was not damaged). However, he gathered in the third installment, did not even allow the opponent to get close to a possible break, he himself used his chance at the reception (6-4, 4-6, 6-3).
Thanks to his success at the Asia-Pacific Cup, Medvedev will once again return to the fourth highest career career in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Djokovic gave a set to Shapovalov, played two tie-breaks with Anderson
- Medvedev had an extra day to rest and recover
- Of the five personal meetings, only once did a Russian leave without a set taken
- The last two personal meetings were won by Daniil.
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Prediction
Bookmakers still do not believe in Russian
Since the last match between tennis players in Cincinnati in 2019, the odds have remained virtually unchanged. Meanwhile, not everything is so clear in the upcoming match.
We expect that in the upcoming match, the Russian tennis player will have a minimum chance of winning a set against Djokovic.
Bet: Medvedev’s will win.