September 25, 2021 12:17 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Laver Cup Day 2 – Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov on and what time does it start? Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov will take place on Sunday 26th September, 2021 – not before 00:00 (UK)

Where is Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov taking place? Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, USA

What surface is Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov being played on? Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov

What channel is Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov on? Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov will be televised live to subscribers of Eurosport

Where can I stream Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov? Eurosport subscribers can stream Daniil Medvedev vs Denis Shapovalov live on Eurosport Player

THE PREDICTION

This is a hugely testing first match back for newly-crowned US Open champion Daniil Medvedev as he takes on world number 12 Denis Shapovalov in the final Singles match of Day 2 at the Laver Cup. The 25-year-old was unplayable in the US Open final where he was forced to battle both the world number one chasing history and a crowd firmly against him until the end. That kind of pressure takes a lot out of a player and Medvedev could be forgiven for starting slowly in this fourth encounter between the two, although these conditions on this kind of court are his bread and butter. 22-year-old Shapovalov also made great strides in a major this season with a stunning run to the semi-finals of Wimbledon, where he lost to the aforementioned Djokovic. The Canadian has struggled to push on since then but he is still young with a vast amount of experience behind him and his international performances are always of a the highest standards.

Shapovalov actually leads this head-to-head record 2-1 against Medvedev but the youngster has not played the Russian since 2019, where this Grand Slam winning version first blossomed. The big adjustment from US Open, to a holiday, to an away match against Team World in Boston makes this look a tough one for Medvedev. He is still the favourite here but taking Shapovalov to earn at least a set, and possibly the first one, looks a shrewd option.

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