Tennis at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Daniil Medvedev vs Sumit Nagal Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In the second round of the Men's Singles event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Daniil Medvedev and Sumit Nagal will clash for the first time in their careers.

Daniil Medvedev vs Sumit Nagal will clash in the 2nd Round of the Tokyo Olympics 2020
Daniil Medvedev vs Sumit Nagal


In the second round 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. 160 Sumit Nagal from India.

Daniil Medvedev vs Sumit Nagal: Match Details

Tournament2020 Tokyo Olympics
MatchDaniil Medvedev vs Sumit Nagal
RoundSecond Round
Date26 July 2021
VenueTokyo, Japan
SurfaceHard Court

Daniil Medvedev vs Sumit Nagal: Preview

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev registers a win on his Olympics debut as he defeats Kazakstan’s Alexander Bublik in a tightly contested first round match at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Medvedev won the match 6-4, 7-6(8) in 1 hour and 38 minutes, with the 2nd set finishing in 64 minutes. Daniil hit 11 aces and 7 backhand winners while making Bublik hit 27 forced errors and 36 unforced errors during the match.

Medvedev comes to Tokyo from a 4th round defeat at the 2021 Wimbledon, capping off a rather successful Grass season where he won his first-ever Grass title at the 2021 ATP Mallorca Open. Having already won the 2021 ATP Cup and then followed it with a runner-up finish at the 2021 Australian Open, Daniil will surely be aiming for the Gold as the Games are played on his favourite surface.

Sumit Nagal also registers a win on his Olympics debut as the Indian went on to defeat Uzebkistan’s Denis Istomin in 3-sets. Nagal won the tie 6-4, 6(6)-7, 6-4 in a tight 2 hours 34-minute contest. The 2nd set itself went on for 71 minutes as Istomin took the match into the final set where Nagal prevailed.

This was Nagal’s first win on Hardcourts this season after having lost both of his previous two encounters on the surface. Nagal is the only Indian participating in the Men’s Singles event of this year’s Olympics and with having defeated Istomin, who was also the only representative of his country, Nagal will now be up against World No. 2 in what will definitely be a tough battle for the Indian.

Daniil Medvedev vs Sumit Nagal: Head to Head

Sumit Nagal
Sumit Nagal

This will be the first meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.

Daniil Medvedev vs Sumit Nagal: Prediction

daniil medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Nagal comes into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 74-51 and an overall season record of 19-17. 18 of his 19 wins have come on Clay, facing Medvedev, who is a Hardcourt specialist, it will be a difficult match for Nagal. Medvedev will take the court as the favourite for the tie with a superior career Hardcourt record of 135-51, a season record of 13-2 and is 29-8 for the season across all surfaces.

Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in straight-sets.

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