2020 St. Petersburg Open Round of 16 – Daniil Medvedev vs Reilly Opelka Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Daniil Medvedev vs Reilly Opelka taking place? Sibur Arena, Saint Petersburg

When is Daniil Medvedev vs Reilly Opelka on and what time does it start? Thursday 15th October, 2020 – not before 13:40 (UK)

What surface is Daniil Medvedev vs Reilly Opelka being played on? Hard (indoor)

Where can I get tickets for Daniil Medvedev vs Reilly Opelka? Visit here for ticket info

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

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

THE PREDICTION

Reigning St. Petersburg Open champion Daniil Medvedev was made to sweat by Richard Gasquet in the first round but he eventually came through in a deciding set and the Russian will be keen to build on that now given that indoor hard courts are his favoured surface. He has some work to do to replicate his fine form in the hard-court swing last season but he will fancy his chances of progressing against Opelka here. The American has had some success on the surface in the past with his powerful serve undoubtedly a fearsome weapon but he lacked rhythm in his three-set win over world number 308 Nino Serdarusic in the first round and that does not bode well for him ahead of this match against the top seed. Medvedev’s superior movement and consistency from the back of the court should wear Opelka down here and the Russian could well advance in straight sets.

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