2019 Shanghai Masters – Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev taking place? Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai, China

When is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev on and what time does it start? Saturday 12th October, 2019 - not before 09:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev? Sunny, 25c

What channel is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev? http://en.shanghairolexmasters.com/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Daniil Medvedev beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas looked to be going out of the Shanghai Masters when he went a set down to Novak Djokovic but he managed to raise his level emphatically to come through their quarter-final match.
  • The Greek looked assured in himself by the end of that match and he subsequently learned that he had secured qualification to the ATP Finals next month thanks to Daniil Medvedev’s earlier victory over Fabio Fognini.
  • 21-year-old Tsitsipas will have to refocus now after beating the world number one to face Daniil Medvedev, arguably a tougher proposition right now on the hard courts than Djokovic, whom he has never beaten before.

DANIIL MEDVEDEV

  • Daniil Medvedev has reached his 15th quarter-final match on tour this year with a straight-sets victory over Fabio Fognini, coming through a second-set tie-break.
  • The Russian number one and world number four played with amazing precision, winning points 91% of the time on his first serve against Fognini, and never faced a break point.
  • 23-year-old Medvedev has won each of the four previous meetings with Stefanos Tsitsipas, adding a win on clay at Monte-Carlo this year to three hard court victories last year.

THE PREDICTION

This is a tough match to call considering the feats just displayed by Stefanos Tsitsipas in beating the world number one Novak Djokovic and Medvedev’s commanding win against Fognini. The Russian is used to winning in two sets but that looks unlikely here against the Greek youngster, who has come through deciders in his last two matches in Shanghai and has taken a set off of Medvedev in each of their four previous matches. However, Medvedev has won all of those and this should follow suit, as he looks to be the player to beat right now, barring Rafael Nadal, at the incoming ATP Finals.

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