One-time grand slam champion and current World No.1 Daniil Medvedev will face off against French tennis star and World No. 28 Gaël Monfils in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters 2022.
Daniil Medvedev vs Gaël Monfils: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells 2022
- Match: Daniil Medvedev vs Gaël Monfils
- Round: Third Round
- Date: March 14, 2022
- Venue: Indian Wells, CA, U.S.A.
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $54,400
Daniil Medvedev vs Gaël Monfils: Preview
Indian Wells 2022 first seed Daniil Medvedev recently broke an 18-year old streak of the first rank holder, which was either taken by Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, or Murray. The Russian player displayed extreme strength and vigilance in the Australian Open finals against 21-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal whom he gave a tough fight with an intense five-setter match, however losing (6-7, 7-6, 4-6, 4-6, 5-7). In the Mexican Open also, Medvedev faced the Spaniard in the semifinals and lost in straight sets (3-6, 3-6). And now, in the BNP Paribas Open, the Russian defeated Tomas Machac in the first round in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).
Gaël Monfils, the 11-time ATP titleholder, had tremendously started the year by winning his first tournament in 2022, the Adelaide International 1. He knocked out Karen Khachanov in the finals, claiming his first title of the year. He even made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, where he lost to Matteo Berrettini in a tough five-setter (4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 2-6). However, he couldn’t repeat his performance in the ATP Montpellier Open. In the Indian Wells, the French player prevailed over Filip Krajinović in the first round in straight sets (6-3, 6-4).
Daniil Medvedev vs Gaël Monfils: Head-to-Head
Daniil Medvedev and Gaël Monfils have previously played twice against each other. The first time they met was in the 2019 Sofia Open, where the Russian emerged victorious, followed by their second encounter in the 2019 Rotterdam Open where Monfils won against Medvedev, making their head-to-head 1-1.
Daniil Medvedev vs Gaël Monfils, Indian Wells Masters 2022: Prediction
Though Medvedev hasn’t won any titles this year, he gave the 21-time grand slam champion a run for his money and overthrew the Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic for the no. 1 position. On the other hand, except for his win in the first tournament, Monfils hasn’t shown much stability. We can definitely expect an incredible match from the two; however, the Russian has a slight upper hand today.
Prediction: Daniil Medvedev is expected to win in three sets.
Daniil Medvedev vs Gaël Monfils, Indian Wells Masters 2022: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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India- Star Network