Daniil Medvedev and Yen-Hsun Lu will meet in the second round of the ATP Miami Open, 2021. Medvedev has an upper hand while coming into the 2nd round of the tournament.
- Date: 26th March 2021
- Tournament: Miami Open
- Fixture: Daniil Medvedev vs Yen-Hsun Lu
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Miami, USA
- Category: ATP 1000
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize Money: $26,000
Daniil Medvedev vs Yen-Hsun Lu: Match Preview
Medvedev had received a Bye in the first round as he is the top seed here in Miami. So, he is going to play his first match in the tournament against Yen-Hsun Lu. 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.
Yen-Hsun Lu is coming into the second round of the tournament by beating Sam Querrey with the score line of 6-3, 6-4 . The Taiwanese player’s season did not quite take off this time as he was knocked out in the opening rounds of the Adelaide International and Australian Open. The former world number 33 was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open by Reilly Opelka. He lost in straight sets with the score line of 3-6, 6-7,3 -6. He was out of action for a while and that is the reason his current ranking is 1020. He will like to gain momentum by winning against Medvedev.
Daniil Medvedev vs Yen-Hsun Lu: Head to Head
The duo have met once in the past and Medvedev has won that encounter. They met at the ATP 250 event at Chennai in 2017 where Medvedev won with the score line of 6-4, 6-3. Yen-Hsun Lu 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 Yen-Hsun Lu: Prediction
According to the recent form and consistency, Medvedev is most likely to win the encounter.
Match Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in 2 sets
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