2020 Western & Southern Open – Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut taking place? Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut on and what time does it start? Wednesday 26th August, 2020 – not before 18:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut? No tickets are available as the 2020 Western & Southern Open will be played without spectators

What channel is Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

THE PREDICTION

Defending Cincinnati champion Medvedev has steadily gone about his business in New York so far having recorded straight-sets wins over Marcos Giron and Aljaz Bedene respectively but this quarter-final against Bautista Agut will undoubtedly be the Russian’s toughest test to date. Bautistas Agut has established himself as one of the most difficult men to beat on tour in recent years and showed excellent resilience to come from a set down against Karen Khachanov on Tuesday.

Surprisingly, the pair have only met once before with Bautista Agut winning in the Chennai final back in 2017, but Medvedev is a different animal now having established himself as a potential Grand Slam champion. This match will be played from the baseline with plenty of long rallies between two of the most solid players on tour but Medvedev’s superior serve could be the clincher here as he will simply get more free points from it than Bautista Agut will from his. This will be fiercely contested and we may well see a tie-break or two, but Medvedev is fancied to progress to the semi-finals.

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