4th-seed Daniil Medvedev will have his task cut out against a tricky opponent in the form of Marton Fucsovics in a Round of 128 encounter at the French Open 2020. Fucsovics is not an easy player to deal with and Medvedev will need to be on top of his game to defeat him.
Daniil Medvedev vs Marton Fucsovics: Preview
Talking about the performance leading to the tournament, Medvedev had a good outing at the US Open as he reached the semifinal before losing out to the eventual champion Dominic Thiem. However, then came the major embarrassment for the 24-year old Russian. Seeded first and a prime contender to win the Hamburg Open, World No.5 Medvedev was shocked by Ugo Humbert in the first round itself. That can prove to be a major dent in the confidence of Medvedev before arriving at Roland Garros.
On the other hand, Marton Fucsovics fared well at both the Cincinnati Masters and the US Open, reaching the Round of 16 and third round, respectively. The 28-year old Hungarian is a threatening player on his day and Medvedev needs to be vary of any complacency.
Daniil Medvedev vs Marton Fucsovics: Head-to-Head
Medvedev is yet to lose a match against Fucsovics in their two meetings prior to their match at the French Open. So the Russian leads the head-to-head record 2-0. The two athletes last faced each other in the final in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2019. There Medvedev sailed past Fucsovics in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
Daniil Medvedev vs Marton Fucsovics: Prediction
A straight-set victory is less likely for Medvedev. Fucsovics may pull off a set from the Russian before Medvedev finds his groove and outclasses the Hungarian. This leads up to an exciting contest that may not go to the distance but has all the ingredients to be a blockbuster.
Match Prediction: Daniil Medvedev defeats Marton Fucsovics in a close, four-set encounter.