Djokovic vs Medvedev: Who Will Win Australian Open?
Novak Djokovic - Daniil Medvedev. ATP Australian Open Prediction (21 February 2021)
The Australian Open finals will feature Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev on February 21. Who is more likely to win a Major in Melbourne? - read our forecast.
Djokovic is the reigning Australian Open champion. Major in Melbourne, the Serbian tennis player has won eight times in his career, and now he has every chance to add another victory in this tournament to his piggy bank. However, the path to the finals for the first racket of the world turned out to be rather difficult.
In the third round match against Taylor Fritz, the Serb suffered an abdominal muscle injury, and then many arose a question - will Novak be able to reach the final with such an injury? However, no intrigue came of it. The damage, as shown by further games, was not serious.
Perhaps, the Serb felt some discomfort about this injury, but this did not stop him from showing him his tennis. On the way to the final, Novak did not notice Milos Raonic, Alexander Zverev, or Russian Aslan Karatsev, who became a real discovery of the current Australian Open.
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Medvedev will play the final for the second time in his career in the Grand Slam. Two years ago, Daniil played in the US Open final, where he almost managed to outplay Rafael Nadal in a tense match. Medvedev's path to the final at the current Australian Open turned out to be almost perfect, except for the fight against Philip Krayinovich in the third round.
In the match against the Serb, Daniil made a lot of mistakes, was nervous, quarrelled with the coach - in the end, he almost lost the fight, leading the games with a score of 2-0. Medvedev managed to put the squeeze on the Serb in the fifth game, which he closed with a score of 6-0.
In the rest of the matches, Daniiel did not have any serious problems, including the quarterfinal match against Andrei Rublev and the semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas, in which Medvedev won in three games. Note that at the moment the winning streak of the Russian has 20 matches in a row.
Djokovic is definitely the favourite of the upcoming match. After all, Novak is the reigning Australian Open champion. He won this tournament eight times in his career. At the same time, Djokovic never lost in the final at the Major in Melbourne. Experience in the upcoming meeting will undoubtedly be on the side of the first racket of the world.
However, it is worth noting that Medvedev is perhaps the most uncomfortable opponent for the stellar Serb at the moment. The last personal meeting between the tennis players just ended in favour of Daniiel - he beat Djokovic quite easily at the end of last year at the group stage of the Final tournament in London.
There are chances for Medvedev to equalize the score in personal meetings and win the first Grand Slam tournament in his career. We hope that Daniel will be able to show his maximum in the upcoming final and win.
Our prediction is Medvedev's victory for a coefficient of 2.00 on 1xbet.
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