World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev will take on German tennis star Jan-Lennard Struff in the first-round clash at Wimbledon 2021.
Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Match Details
|Match||Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff|
|Date||June 28, 2021|
|Venue||London, Great Britain|
Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Preview
Daniil Medvedev has had a mixed year. He started off well in the French Open but his progress was halted by finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals. Moreover, he suffered an unexpected defeat in the first round at the Halle Open 2021.
Even in the Italian Open, Daniil was knocked out in the very first round by fellow countryman Aslan Karatsev. Known for his unorthodox gameplay, Medvedev is considered a hard-court specialist. He would be itching to make a strong comeback on the grasscourt.
The Russian tennis star hasn’t had a breakthrough season at Wimbledon as of yet. Three times he has been a part of the marquee tournament in which he has won just five matches. On the other hand, World No. 45 Jan-Lennard Struff will also come into Wimbledon after having an ordinary season.
Struff, who defeated Daniil Medvedev in the first round of the Halle Open, was knocked out in the very next encounter by Marcos Giron. Moreover, his stint at the Mallorca Open 2021 also ended in the very first round.
Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Head-to-head
These two players have faced each other four times in the past. Daniil Medvedev leads the head-to-head record by 3-1.
Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Prediction
Although the record suggests that Daniil Medvedev has an overwhelming advantage over Lennard Struff, on the grass court, the record stands at 1-1. Moreover, Struff was able to defeat Medvedev in their last encounter.
All points considered, Daniil Medvedev is expected to win the contest and move into the second round without much hassle. However, Lennard Struff would not go down without a fight.
Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in straight sets.
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