Daniil Medvedev vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas: which tennis player will interrupt his winning streak?
Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas: ATP Australian Open Prediction (February 19, 2021)
Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet in the second semifinal at the Australian Open. Will the Russian tennis player beat the Greek and make it to the final of the competition? You can read our prediction.
At the end of last year on the courts in Paris, Medvedev was on a roll. Since then, no one has been able to stop him. The Russian’s winning streak is already 19 matches in a row. Thanks to that, he managed to win the Masters in the capital of France, as well as celebrate the victory in the Final Tournament in London.
In Melbourne, Daniil quite confidently prevails over his rivals. The only exception is the duel against Filip Krajinovic, where the Russian gave two sets to his opponent. In other matches, the representative of Russia did not make such gifts. Even in the quarterfinal confrontation with Rublev, he won in three games.
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Tsitsipas also has an impressive winning streak, though it is not as long as Medvedev's streak. The Greek tennis player has won only six matches in a row. Two victories were won at the ATP Cup, the rest he won at the Australian Open.
Unlike Medvedev, it was not so easy for Stefanos to fight in this tournament. Already in the second round, he had to play five sets in a confrontation with Thanasi Kokkinakis. By the way, a similar thing happened in the quarterfinal match against Nadal. Then Tsitsipas had every chance to go home since during the match he was losing to the Spaniard. But in the third set, the Greek managed to turn the tide of the fight and achieve victory over Rafa (3-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5).
Tsitsipas's playing style somewhat reminds me of how Rublev plays. Stefanos also acts aggressively and tries to break through the opponent's defense with his actions. Only this does not work in confrontations with Medvedev. Daniil has impenetrable protection, so this tactic does not work against him. This could be seen in Medvedev's last match, which he won against Rublev too easily.
The fact that Tsitsipas had a difficult fight against Nadal also speaks In favor of the Russian. Most likely, the Greek will not last long, and Medvedev will confidently reach the final.
Our prediction is the victory for Daniil Medvedev, with the handicap (-3.5) with odds of 1.88 on 1xbet.