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Dan Hunter 08 Feb 2021
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Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil Tips


Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the world no.4 and 2nd favourite for the men’s singles title in Melbourne, opens his campaign against the big-serving Canadian Vasek Pospisil in one of the best matchups of the first round. 

The 24-year old Medvedev has won three consecutive top-tier ATP events and is in devastating form. However, within months 30-year old Pospisil has risen from 248 to 64 and is the 2020 ATP Comeback Player of the Year. 

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Daniil Medvedev Form


Medvedev is showing even better form than he displayed when he announced himself in 2019, reaching six consecutive finals, and winning three. 

Since November he’s claimed three huge events consecutively - the Paris Masters, the ATP Tour Finals and the ATP Masters Cup - and won 14-straight matches, 10 against top-ten opposition. 

The bottom line is NOBODY is playing better tennis that Daniil Medvedev right now, and the only concern is has he peaked too soon? 

Vasek Pospisil Form

 
In 2018 a serious back injury kept Pospisil out of tennis for a year, and in October 2019 he was ranked 248. 

His subsequent comeback has been inspirational; in 2020 he reached two ATP tour finals, the last-16 of the US Open, and defeated names like Raonic, Bautista-Agut, Shapovalov, Goffin and one Daniil Medvedev. 

In fact, he is playing the best tennis of his career right now. 

Pospisil chose to sit out a warm up event in Melbourne and save himself for the Open. He will surely be frustrated that he has drawn the most in-form player on the planet for his first round match, as he could have gone deep in this tournament. Maybe he feels he still can. 

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Verdict

If Medvedev wasn’t in such crushing form, I’d be backing Pospisil to pull off an upset. Vasek can beat most players right now, he’s that dangerous. He has a huge serve, a bomb of a forehand, excellent movement, and thanks to his doubles career, excellent net coverage.

However his backhand isn’t bulletproof and Medvedev will be peppering that flank all game long. Medvedev will be match fit after his exploits in the ATP Cup that saw him defeat Diego Schwartman, Sascha Zverev, Kei Nishikori and Matteo Berretini for the loss of one set.
 
That sharpness could see him take a 2-0 lead in sets before Pospisil claws his way back to level the match at 2-all. Medvedev has proved his mental toughness in five-setters (for e.g. vs Nadal in the 2019 US Open final) and that toughness will get him over the line in a thriller.

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