The second day of the Tournament of Champions is intended for the first singles of Andre Agassi, and the first match will be between two young hopefuls of the circuit, who have already confirmed this season, the Russian Daniil Medvedev and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
◽️The Russian player crosses the best period of his career, currently occupying the 4th place in the ATP standings, at only 23 years old.
◽️He managed a second half of the exceptional year, being the most in form player of this period, winning tournaments in Cincinnati, St. Petersburg and Shanghai, and in the final stopped in tournaments at the US Open, Montreal and Washington.
◽️He comes to rest in the London tournament, being defeated in the second round in Paris-Bercy by Jeremy Chardy, and in a good physical form, the Russian is almost impossible to defeat.
◽️The young Greek player, aged 21, is currently ranked 6th in ATP, the highest position being 5th.
◽️The whole season was a consistent one for Tsitsipas, showing a good form on all surfaces, proving that he is a top player, with a varied style of play, to dominate the ATP circuit in the following seasons.
◽️This fall, he was noted in the Beijing tournament by being present in the last act, while in Shanghai he succeeded in defeating Novak Djokovic, but the Serb took his revenge drastically in the semifinals of the Paris-Bercy tournament.
▫️The two players have met 5 times so far, the score being 5-0 in favor of Daniil Medvedev, and the last match took place this fall in Shanghai, where Medvedev was 2-0 in the sets.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Daniil Medvedev
- Last result: 1-2 vs Jeremy Chardy (Paris – hard)
- Shape: L W W W W
▪️The world number 4, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, 23, is present for the first time in London, during the Champions Tournament, competition with total prizes worth 9 million euros, being distributed in group A, along with tennis players such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal, or Alexander Zverev.
▪️Excellent form for Daniil Medvedev, despite the elimination suffered in Paris, even in the sixteenth round of the Masters tournament held in the capital of France, he managed to win, during the last months, three major ▪️ATP trophies, in the United States, the Masters- from Cincinnati, China to Shanghai, and Russia, the home country, the ATP 250 tournament held in Moscow.
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Last result: 0-2 vs Novak Djokovic (Paris – hard)
- Shape: L W W L W
▪️For his part, the Greek, only 21 years old, Stefanos Tsitsipas, currently 6th in the ATP standings, is present for the first time in the race in the group stage of the Champions Tournament, competition already in the 50th edition.
▪️A year ago, the tennis player born in Athens won the Next Gen Finals, a similar tournament dedicated to tennis players under 21 years old.
▪️Swiss Indoors Basel semifinalist, ATP 500 tournament, where he gave up a double 4-6 in front of multi-world champion Roger Federer, the number three world champion, Tsitsipas stopped in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters, being defeated at least of sets, score 1-6, 2-6, by Serb Novak Djokovic, leader of the ATP hierarchy.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
◾️He has 7 ATP trophies, all disputed on the hard surface.
◾️He has lost only two of the last 23 matches.
◾️It was imposed in all 5 direct meetings.
◾️Throughout his career, he played another 6 ATP finals.
◾️He prevailed in 45 of the 55 matches played on this kind of surface, in 2019.
◾️The 5th place ATP represents the best ranking of Greek tennis in the hierarchy.
◾️It has 4 ATP trophies, two of them awarded this year, in Marseille and Estoril respectively.
◾️Over the last few years, he has played another 5 ATP finals.
◾️On the hard side, he won 34 of the 52 matches played.
◾️76% is the percentage of points earned by Tsitsipas on the first service, within the ATP competitions.
Daniil Medvedev: Player form, news and statistics
▫️Daniil Medvedev is a 23-year-old Russian, ranked 4th ATP.
▫️And Medvedev is considered the natural successor of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, that is a future great champion who can cross many grand slam titles.
▫️At the moment he has only one grand slam final, but his game is getting better and his style considered “boring” by many people, even today’s opponent, is a very effective one.
▫️In 2019 he has a final in Brisbane, a title in Sofia, a semifinal in Rotterdam, a semifinal in Monte Carlo, a final in Barcelona, a semifinal at Queen’s, a final in Washington, a final in Montreal, a title in Cincinnati, a final in the US Open, a title in Saint Petersburg and heading to Shanghai.
▫️So a sensational journey for Daniil.
▫️But the last tournament was a failure, Medvedev in Paris losing in the first match with Chardy (52nd place ATP), a game that dominated but missed 14 break balls.
Stefanos Tsitsipas: Player form, news and statistics
▫️Stefanos Tsitsipas is a 21-year-old Greek, ranked 6th in the ATP.
▫️And Tsitsipas is in turn a future great champion, a player with a very aesthetic tennis who has quite a lot of positive results. And in the future it is possible to see him triumphant in grand slam competitions, especially after the Big 3 will retire.
▫️In 2019 he has semifinals at the Australian Open, quarterfinals at Sofia Open, title at Marseille, final at Dubai, title at Estoril, final at Madrid, semifinals at Rome, quarterfinals at Queen’s, semifinals at Washington, finals at Beijing, semifinals in Shanghai, semifinals in Basel and quarterfinals in Paris.
▫️Tsitsipas played quite well this fall, but in Paris he was very clearly defeated by Djokvovic (2nd place ATP), 1-6 2-6.
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
✔️In direct meetings the score is 5-0 for Medvedev, the last one taking place in Shanghai recently when Daniil won 7-6 7-5
Tennis Prediction of the Day Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Daniil Medvedev starts as a great favorite in this match, having a considerable moral advantage in front of the Greek player due to the 5 direct victories, and in important tournaments, as it is, he has extremely well-balanced emotions, while Stefanos Tsitsipas has had moments of calm in the game when the pressure was on his shoulders. As the last direct match from Shanghai also showed, I expect Medvedev to win another victory against Tsitsipas, trying to take an important chance at qualifying since the first match.
Bet Tips: D. Medvedev -2.5 games