4th-seed Daniil Medvedev will look to continue his unbeaten run in 2021 when he locks horns with 28th-seed Filip Krajinovic in a Round of 32 encounter at the Australian Open 2021. Medvedev has shown tremendous form in past 3-4 months and is one of the top contenders to lift the trophy in Melbourne next week.
- Fixture: Filip Krajinovic vs Daniil Medvedev
- Date: 13 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 3rd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $165,228 (USD)
Filip Krajinovic vs Daniil Medvedev: Match Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Krajinovic has lost one set in each of the two matches. The 28-year old Serb, after beating Robin Hasse 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the opening round, again required four sets to see off Pablo Andiyar 6-2, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round.
On the other hand, Medvedev has been flawless to say the least. After sailing past Vasek Pospisil in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round, the 24-year old Russian made short work of Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena by thrashing him 6-2, 7-5, 6-1 in the Round of 64.
Filip Krajinovic vs Daniil Medvedev: Head-to-Head
Prior to their meeting in Melbourne, the two players have met each other once. That match happened in 2019 at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells, where Krajinovic steamrolled Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 in a Round of 32 encounter. So Krajinovic leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Filip Krajinovic vs Daniil Medvedev: Prediction
The kind of form Medvedev is in, Krajinovic doesn’t stand a chance even to cause a few problems to the Russian. Expect a one-sided game as Medvedev’s unbeaten run will continue.
Match Prediction: Daniil Medvedev defeats Filip Krajinovic comprehensively in straight sets.