Australian Open 2021: Filip Krajinovic vs Daniil Medvedev – Preview, Head-to-Head and Prediction

Since his win at the ATP Finals last year, Daniil Medvedev has been unbeaten and is a strong contender to win the Australian Open 2021.

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Filip Krajinovic (left) and Daniil Medvedev

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.

Match Details:

  • 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

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Daniil Medvedev

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

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Filip Krajinovic

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

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Daniil Medvedev

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.

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