In the Quarter-Finals of the Men’s Singles at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, World No. 2 and the 2nd-seeded Daniil Medvedev from Russian Olympic Committee will be up against World No. 11 and the 6th seeded Pablo Carreno Busta from Spain.
Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Match Details
|Tournament||2020 Tokyo Olympics|
|Match||Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta|
|Date||29 July 2021|
Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Preview
Daniil Medvedev continues his run at the Olympics as he defeats Fabio Fognini in the 3rd round to qualify for the quarter-finals. Medvedev defeated the Italian 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in 2 hours and 25 minutes after having suffered a mid-match cramp due to the extreme weather conditions which saw him argue with the chair umpire.
Medvedev won 92 points to Fognini’s 78 after hitting 9 aces, 6 forehand winners and 2 backhand winners. While Fognini had a better number in terms of winners, his 26 forced errors and 44 unforced errors cost him the match as Medvedev managed to keep a check on his errors, conceding 13 forced and 40 unforced errors.
Pablo Carreno Busta continues his fine form at his debut Olympic games as he moves into the quarter-finals of Men’s Singles. Pablo defeated German Dominik Koepfer 7-6(7), 6-3 in 1 hour and 55 minutes to advance ahead into the competition after a tightly contested match.
Pablo won 78 points while Dominik won 71. While both the players had a similar number of errors, the difference came at the break-points where Pablo managed to win 3 out of the 6 available break-points while Dominik could manage to win only 1 break-point out of the 6 opportunities.
Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Head to Head
This will be the 5th meeting between the duo and 2nd on outdoor hardcourts. They last met in the semi-finals of the 2021 Mallorca Open, their only Grass meeting where Medvedev won the tie and also the title. Busta has won only 1 match against Daniil which was their only hardcourt meeting. Daniil Medvedev leads the head-to-head tie 3-1.
Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Prediction
Pablo will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 138-73 and a season record of 7-3 on the surface after being 26-9 for the season. As for Medvedev, he will take the court as the favourite for the match with a career Hardcourt record of 138-51 and is 16-2 on the surface for the season while having a 32-8 record across all surfaces.
Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in 3-sets.