Daniil Medvedev and Frances Tiafoe will meet in the fourth round of the ATP Miami Open, 2021. Medvedev has an upper hand while coming into the 4th round of the tournament.
- Date: 30th March 2021
- Tournament: Miami Open
- Fixture: Daniil Medvedev vs Frances Tiafoe
- Round: Fourth Round
- Venue: Miami, USA
- Category: ATP 1000
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize Money: $61,000
Daniil Medvedev vs Frances Tiafoe: Match Preview
Medvedev had beaten Alexei Popyrin in the third round of Miami Open in three sets. The score line of the match was 7-6, 6-7, 6-4. He was running out of gas due to the scorching heat in the third round but managed to win the encounter. The world number 2 was on an unbeaten run of 20 matches till the Australian Open final. He was beaten by Novak Djokovic in the final with the score line of 5-7, 2-6, 2-6. The Russian had also beaten the likes of Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals, 2020 which was held in November. He last played at ATP 250 event in Marseille where he was the last man standing. He had beaten Pierre-Hugues Herbert in 3 sets with the score line of 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.
Tiafoe had beaten 16th seed, Dusan Lajovic in the third round of the Miami Open with the score line of 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. In the second round, the American had beaten the 19th seed, Dan Evans with the score line of 6-7, 6-3, 6-3. In the Australian Open, the world number 58 lost to eventual champion, Novak Djokovic in the second round with the score line of 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3. He will be looking to gain momentum by reaching the quarter finals of the tournament.
Daniil Medvedev vs Frances Tiafoe: Head to Head
The duo have met thrice in the past and Medvedev has won all of the encounters played between the duo. They last met in the 4th round of the US Open in 2020 where Medvedev won with the score line of 6-4, 6-1, 6-0. Frances Tiafoe would be looking to open an account in the head to head tally while Medvedev will be looking to extend the lead.
Daniil Medvedev vs Frances Tiafoe: Prediction
Tiafoe can be a threat to Medvedev considering his recent form but the Russian is the favorite to win the match. So, according to the recent form and consistency, Medvedev is most likely to win the encounter.
Match Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in 2 sets