2021 US Open Quarter-Final – Botic van de Zandschulp vs Daniil Medvedev Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Botic van de Zandschulp vs Daniil Medvedev taking place? Botic van de Zandschulp vs Daniil Medvedev will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Botic van de Zandschulp vs Daniil Medvedev on and what time does it start? Tuesday 7th September, 2021 – not before TBC (UK)

What surface is Botic van de Zandschulp vs Daniil Medvedev being played on? Botic van de Zandschulp vs Daniil Medvedev will take place on an outdoor hard court

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THE LOWDOWN

World number two Daniil Medvedev is yet to drop a set at the US Open after outgunning the 24th seed Dan Evans in three high-quality sets on Sunday. The 25-year-old finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal here in 2019 and to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open earlier this year, with his performances in New York so far suggesting he is the one most capable of stopping Djokovic’s quest for a calendar slam. Medvedev has won three ATP tour titles this season in Marseille, Mallorca and recently the Canadian Open and he closed last season off as the ATP Finals champion, where he beat both Djokovic and Nadal. He also won the ATP Cup at the start of the year as part of Team Russia. Botic van de Zandschulp, also 25, has spent a significantly longer time on court than his next opponent. The Dutchman, soon to be well inside the top 100 in the world after a breakthrough tournament, beat the 11th seed Diego Schwartzman in five sets on Sunday, bringing him up to 27 sets played since the qualifiers.

THE PREDICTION

US Open second seed Daniil Medvedev looks totally untouchable in New York right now and a first meeting with the wholly likeable qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp looks like going only one way. Van de Zandschulp should take plenty of positives away from the best week of his career and if the Dutchman can figure out how to win more opening sets he has plenty of potential to trouble the top 50 sooner rather than later. However, his seemingly tireless energy will be severely tested by the angles Medvedev can create from anywhere on the court. In this form, Medvedev looks like lifting his first Grand Slam trophy on Sunday. Van de Zandschulp’s performances deserve a better pick than this; but it is hard to see Medvedev not coming through in straight sets.

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