2020 Rotterdam Open – Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil taking place? Rotterdam Ahoy

When is Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil on and what time does it start? Tuesday 11th February, 2020 – TBC (UK)

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

Where can I stream Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil in the UK? Amazon Prime will be showing matches from the 2020 Rotterdam Open / Tennis TV subscribers may also be able to stream the match

Where can I get tickets for Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil? Click here to purchase tickets for the 2020 Rotterdam Open

Who won the last meeting between Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil? Daniil Medvedev beat Vasek Pospisil 7-6, 7-5

THE LOWDOWN

DANIIL MEDVEDEV

  • 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev’s last tour-level match came at the Australian Open where he lost to an inspired Stan Wawrinka in the round of 16 after a tough five-set slog.
  • The world number five dropped a place in the ATP world rankings after Dominic Thiem reached the final of the Australian Open but he, Thiem and Roger Federer will likely be challenging for the third spot this season.
  • Medvedev is favourite for the title here in Rotterdam but he should be challenged by Vasek Pospisil, who did not go down easily in their previous match won by the Russian at last year’s Shanghai Masters.

VASEK POSPISIL

  • World number 104 Vasek Pospisil continued his journey back up the ATP world rankings with an excellent showing at last week’s Montpellier Open, losing to the top seed Gael Monfils in the final.
  • 29-year-old Pospisil reached a career-high 25th back in 2014 and, while he is unlikely to reach those heights again, his defeats of David Goffin and compatriot Denis Shapovalov in Montpellier last week display his true quality.
  • Pospisil has not made an appearance here in Rotterdam since 2016 when he lost to an up-and-coming Alexander Zverev but he can match his best showing here by reaching the second round.

THE PREDICTION

Vasek Pospisil must not be underestimated here by Daniil Medvedev, who has shown a slightly concerning tendency to take his eye off the task in hand at times since losing out in the US Open final. While that is to be understood for his maiden Grand Slam final, these are the kinds of tournaments he was ripping up at the back end of 2019 and he can make a big statement by winning the Rotterdam Open as favourite - and as first seed for the first time. Three-set matches suit the Russian better, as he has admitted himself, and while Pospisil should have an enjoyable year on tour, this is highly unlikely to go his way.

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