Medvedev vs Fritz: prediction for the Cincinnati Masters match
Daniil Medvedev had two difficult matches at the current tournament. In his opener, the Russian athlete overcame Botic van de Zandschulp (7-5, 6-4), and in the last 16, he needed two tie-breaks to defeat Denis Shapovalov (7-5, 7-5). Last year, Medvedev played in the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters; he prevailed over Pablo Carreno-Busta and Grigor Dimitrov before losing to Andrey Rublev.
Taylor Fritz cruised past his opponents to reach the quarterfinals. In the first round, he celebrated success over Sebastian Baez (6-1, 6-1). After that, Fritz defeated Nick Kyrgios (6-3, 6-2). His match against Andrey Rublev was tough, though, and the American needed three sets to get the upper hand over the Russian player (6-7, 6-2, 7-5).
In 3 of Fritz's last 5 matches, three sets were played.
Medvedev hasn't impressed us that much during this tournament, and his previous victories weren't confident. Medvedev will need to put a lot of effort into the upcoming match if he wants to reach the next round of the competition. We believe this will be a long fight.
Our prediction — total over 22.5 games
Fritz can create problems for the favorite. This season, he won 20 of his 26 matches on hard courts. At the very least, he should win a set, but we believe Fritz has a good chance to win.
Second bet — handicap (+3) to Fritz