Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet in the semi final of the Australian Open 2021. Both the players will try to make their appearance in the final of the Australian Open for the first time.
- Date: 19th February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open, 2021
- Fixture: Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Round: Semi Final
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Category: Grand Slam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: $653,225
Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Match Preview
Medvedev is coming into the semi-finals of the Australian Open high on confidence as he had beaten his countryman and good friend, Andrey Rublev in straight sets. The scoreline of the match was 7-5, 6-3, 6-2. Other than the match against Filip Krajinovic in the 3rd round which was a 5 setter, the Russian has looked good throughout the tournament and will be hoping to continue his good form against his encounter with Tsitsipas.
Medvedev was also unbeaten in ATP Cup which was held earlier this year. The World No.3 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.
Tsitsipas is also high on confidence as had beaten the world No. 2, Rafael Nadal in a thriller. He made a comeback from 2 sets down to seal the match with the scoreline of 3-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5. He was also unbeaten in the ATP Cup as he won both matches in the group stage but unfortunately, Greece could not make the semi-finals of the ATP Cup.
Tsitsipas has the capability to challenge the top guns as he had played Roger Federer in the past and managed to win 2 out of 4 meetings between the duo. He will be hoping to make his case to win the Australian Open by winning against the Russian on Friday.
Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas – Head-to-Head
The duo have met 6 times in the past with Medvedev winning 5 out of 6 encounters played between the duo. Tsitsipas has won the most recent encounter between them.
He had beaten the Russian at the ATP World Tour Finals, 2019 in straight sets with a scoreline of 7-6, 6-4. Medvedev will be hoping the extend the head-to-head lead against the 5th seed.
Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas – Match Predictions
According to the recent form and consistency, Medvedev is most likely to win the semi final encounter. Both the players have not played a final in the Australian Open in the past and will have to play out of their skin to get an entry to the Australian Open final.
Match Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in 4 sets.