2020 Nitto ATP Finals – Daniil Medvedev vs Diego Schwartzman Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Daniil Medvedev vs Diego Schwartzman on and what time does it start? Friday 20th November, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Daniil Medvedev vs Diego Schwartzman taking place? The O2 Arena, London

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

Where can I stream Daniil Medvedev vs Diego Schwartzman? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match via Amazon Prime Video

Where can I get tickets for Daniil Medvedev vs Diego Schwartzman? The Nitto ATP Finals will be played without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

DANIIL MEDVEDEV

  • World number four Daniil Medvedev put in one of his best performances to beat Novak Djokovic in the second round of group stage fixtures in convincingly brilliant straight sets.
  • The Russian has more than made up for his poor showing at last year’s tournament as he lost all three of his matches on debut, by reaching the semi-finals as the likely Group winner.
  • The 24-year-old seems to have hit his peak form at the perfect time for this year’s competition after winning the Paris Masters two weeks ago from the relative cold.

DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN

  • 28-year-old Diego Schwartzman showed his deserving of an ATP Finals place in a three-set match with former champion Alexander Zverev but the Argentine ultimately lost his second match and will not make the semi-finals.
  • The world number nine would be faring differently on an outdoors clay court, having reached the semi-finals of Roland-Garros this year, but these conditions do not suit his game at all.
  • Schwartzman has never beaten Daniil Medvedev in four previous meetings and lost exactly two weeks ago to this fixture, claiming just four games in a straight-sets defeat.

THE PREDICTION

28-year-old Diego Schwartzman has plenty to be proud of in what has been a career-year for the Argentine just by breaking the top 10 for the first time and making the cut here in London. It is a shame for the exciting player that an indoors hard court neutralizes a lot of his game and the perennial underdog will be missing the lack of fans in the massive arena more than most. He will face a player who does not need fans to turn the screw in Daniil Medvedev, who played out of his skin on Wednesday night to beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets and yet looked cool and collected throughout. Medvedev in this form is a truly frightening prospect and he truly is the epitome of the often overused “unorthodox”. The 24-year-old plays tennis like a video game and can be quite disconcerting to watch in his prime. He has a real chance at claiming this year-end trophy in this form and unfortunately for Diego Schwartzman he is unlikely to switch that off now he is through. Medvedev beat the Argentine 6-3, 6-1 in Paris two weeks ago and a similarly commanding straight-set performance can be expected here.

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