Home Tennis

Tennis at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Russian Olympic Committee's Daniil Medvedev will clash with Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in their 5th career meeting.

Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta

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

Tournament2020 Tokyo Olympics
MatchDaniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta
RoundQuarter-Finals
Date29 July 2021
VenueTokyo, Japan
SurfaceHard Court

Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Preview

Daniil Medvedev

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

Pablo Carreno Busta

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

Daniil Medvedev

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.

Also Read: ‘Who will take responsibility if I die?’ Daniil Medvedev blasts out on chair umpire regarding the Tokyo heat, cramps his way to a victory over Fabio Fognini