ATP Madrid Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In his Clay debut for 2021, Daniil Medvedev will be up against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the 2nd round at the ATP Madrid Open 2021.

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Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

In the 2nd round clash at the ATP Madrid Open 2021, World No. 3 and the 2nd seeded Daniil Medvedev will be up against World No. 49 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
  • Match: Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Round: Second-round
  • Date: 5th May, 2021
  • Prize Money: €22,720
  • Venue: Madrid, Spain 
  • Surface: Clay Court

Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina : Preview

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev will make his debut on Clay when he takes the court at the Madrid Open 2021. The Russian star had to pull out of tournaments after testing positive for Covid-19 which resulted in his delayed Clay debut for 2021. He has however been excellent in 2021, reaching the finals of Australian Open 2021 and winning the Marseille Open 2021. He comes into the tie from a 1st round bye.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is looking in great form with the starting of the clay season. The Spaniard has made 2 quarter-final appearances and 1 semi-final appearance which came at the recently concluded Estoril Open in Portugal where he lost to fellow countryman and eventual champion Albert Ramos Vinolas. He comes into the tie from a tight 3-set victory in his 1st round match.

Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina : Head to Head

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

This will be the first ever meeting between the duo hence the head-to-head currently stands at 0-0.

Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina : Prediction

Daniil Medvedev will be the favourite in the upcoming Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina clash
Daniil Medvedev

It will be an interesting clash as Medvedev has struggled on Clay and said he aims to win just 1 match at all the Clay tournaments he will be a part of this year. His recent recovery can also be a factor in his performance. Fokina on the other hands comes in with great form and has shown his fighting spirit in the 1st round match where he came back after being a set down.

Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in 3-sets.

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