ATP Cup 2020 – Diego Schwartzman vs Daniil Medvedev Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Diego Schwartzman vs Daniil Medvedev taking place? Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia

When is Diego Schwartzman vs Daniil Medvedev on? Thursday 9th January, 2020 – not before 06:30 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Diego Schwartzman vs Daniil Medvedev? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match via Amazon Prime Video

Where can I get tickets for Diego Schwartzman vs Daniil Medvedev? https://www.atpcup.com/tickets

Who won the last meeting between Diego Schwartzman vs Daniil Medvedev? Daniil Medvedev beat Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2

THE LOWDOWN

DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN

  • Diego Schwartzman managed to carry his second-set performance from his loss to Dominic Thiem over to his third ATP Cup match to comprehensively defeat Croatia’s Borna Coric in straight sets.
  • The Argentine had not looked himself all tournament but seemed confident and quicker on court against Coric, helping Argentina to a 3-0 win that saw them pip Croatia and Austria to the quarter-finals as Group E winners.
  • Argentina’s second option Guido Pella is playing exceptionally well at this tournament but it is likely he will lose to Russia’s Karen Khachanov before this game, so Schwartzman will probably be under the more pressure here.

DANIIL MEDVEDEV

  • Daniil Medvedev has not looked back since losing the first set of his first ATP Cup match with Fabio Fognini to help bring Russia through the quarter-finals with three wins from three.
  • The world number five beat John Isner and then Casper Ruud in straight sets with the benefit of following Karen Khachanov, who is a superb second option.
  • Medvedev has played, and beaten, Diego Schwartzman twice before and most recently at last year’s Queens Club on grass, notably before he transformed into a world-beater in the hard court season.

THE PREDICTION

Diego Schwartzman has improved with every passing match and dismantled Borna Coric, who started the tournament by beating Dominic Thiem, to help Argentina into the quarter-finals. He has never beaten Daniil Medvedev, though, and is not likely to buck that trend now as the Russian has won all three of his matches so far without hitting the peak of his powers. Schwartzman will also likely have the added pressure of playing after what will likely be a loss for Argentina, though Guido Pella does have every chance of beating Khachanov in what will be a close first rubber. However, Medvedev should claim this match either way.

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