2019 US Open – Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev on and what time does it start? Tuesday 3rd September, 2019 – TBC (UK)

Where is Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev? Sunny, 26c

What channel is Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Daniil Medvedev beat Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

STAN WAWRINKA

  • Stan Wawrinka was winning an electric round of 16 match with the reigning champion Novak Djokovic but the Serb was forced to retire with a recurring shoulder injury in the third set.
  • The Swiss number two is through to his second quarter-final at a Grand Slam this year after a four-set battle with compatriot Roger Federer at Roland-Garros, and his performance at this tournament has been near-enough vintage Wawrinka.
  • The 34-year-old world number 24 has reached his sixth quarter-final at Flushing Meadows and has won three of them, last losing out at this stage to Kei Nishikori in 2014.

DANIIL MEDVEDEV

  • Fifth-seed Daniil Medvedev won his third consecutive match at Flushing Meadows in four sets after coming back from one set down against an inspired Dominik Koepfer in the round of 16.
  • Following his antics in his third round victory over Feliciano Lopez, and not without a large amount of baiting from an unforgiving crowd, Medvedev has become something of the pantomime villain at this US Open.
  • Following his round of 16 loss to David Goffin in five gruelling sets at Wimbledon, the 23-year-old Russian has made it through to his first Grand Slam quarter-final and is quickly establishing himself as the next generation player to beat, over the likes of Tsitsipas and Zverev.

THE PREDICTION

What a quarter-final match this should be between the US Open crowd’s favoured son Stan Wawrinka, back to almost his best form that saw him win the title here in 2016, and villainous youngster Daniil Medvedev, who has not made friends at Flushing Meadows. While Medvedev insisted that the booing increases his desire to win, it would be difficult for any player to pick themselves up with little support, and the US Open crowd’s penchant for booing might make this an unsavoury affair. However, Medvedev is in stupendous form and should win this on merit, even if it takes a deciding set against a class act like Wawrinka.

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