Fognini vs Medvedev: a confident win for Daniil?
On July 28, Fabio Fognini takes on Daniil Medvedev in the Round 16 of the Olympic tennis tournament in Tokyo. Who will win the upcoming match? Look out for our answer in the prediction below.
Fognini has approached the matches for his Olympic team with full responsibility. Sure, Fabio's game is not perfect, but he is extremely focused, and that brings him the desired results.
So far, Fognini has not lost a single set at the current Olympics. In the first round, the Italian tennis player ousted Yuichi Sugita (6-4, 6-3), and in the second round, he outplayed Egor Gerasimov (6-4, 7-6).
Medvedev feels very comfortable on hard courts, which he has already demonstrated at the current Olympics. He closed both of his matches in two sets.
Daniil had some difficulties in the first round against Alexander Bublik (6-4, 7-6), but the Russian won the second match against Sumit Nagal with a much more comfortable score of 6-2, 6-1.
Medvedev has played 3 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
Under 9.5 games were played in the first set in 3 of Fognini's last 5 matches.
Medvedev is in great shape now. Daniil defeated both of his opponents in two sets. We believe that the Russian will deal with Fognini the same way. Medvedev leads the head-to-head with a score of 4-1, three of these victories Daniil scored on hard.
Our prediction - Medvedev to win with a handicap of (-5) games.
Prediction: Handicap (-5) to Medvedev
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Medvedev has gained momentum, he is very motivated to perform well at the Olympics. The Russian won both of his matches at the current tournament with a confident score. We believe that he will be able to easily outplay Fognini.
Second prediction - total under 20 games.