Probably the most interesting duel in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo tournament is the confrontation between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev. The Russian youngster is in a big day, but Nole also made a very good match in eighth.

1.The form of players and the latest direct results

  • Last Dedicated Meeting: Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev 3-1 Australian Open 21.01.2019
  • Form Novak Djokovic (last 5 games): W W L W W
  • Form Daniile Medvedev (last 5 games): W W W L W

2.Advanced and statistics

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is for the 9th time in 13 participations in the quarterfinals of this tournament. Last time, the ATP leader, was here in 2-17, when he lost to David Goffin.This year’s Grand Slam winner, Novak Djokovic, had a first free run at Monte Carlo, but in the second round he needed 3 sets to pass the German Philipp Kohlschreiber. In the previous round he had a pretty easy job, winning 6-3 6-0 against Taylor Harry Fritz.It is the first clay tour for Nole in 2019. Besides the Australian Open, he also played a semifinal in Doha, and at Indian Wells and Miami Open he was eliminated in the first three rounds.

Daniile Medvedev

For Daniil Medvedev this is by far the best performance at the Masters of Monte Carlo. Until now, the Russian had never passed the second round in the past three present.In the first round he lost only 2 games in front of the Portuguese Joao Sousa, and in the following round he passed 6-1 6-2 by Radu Albot. In the finals he had a very difficult match with Stefanos Tsitsipas. Medvedev won the first set at 2, but he was forced to 1 in the second set. The decision was somewhat more balanced, being won by the Russian with 6-4.It is for the 4th time this year that Medvedev gets at least in the finals quarterfinals of an ATP tournament. He played two finals in Sofia and Brisbane, and in Rotterdam he lost to the semifinals.

Tennis Prediction of the Day Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev

Djokovic won the previous three direct duels with Medvedev. But each time the matches were balanced, the Russian managed to win a set in 2 of this match, and in the other the Serbian was imposed by 6-4 6-4. It is said to be the first duel on the clay among them, so I expect a balanced duel and I will bet on a + handicap at games for Medvedev.

Prediction Today: +4.5 handicap games Medvedev

Odds: 1.80

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