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Daniil Medvedev vs Jannik Sinner Preview:

Top seed Daniil Medvedev sets up an exciting encounter against the fifth seed Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals of the Marseille Open.

Medvedev notched up a comfortable 6-2 6-4 win against Egor Gerasimov. The Russian smashed 6 aces, clinched 83% of his first-serve points, and also saved three out of 5 breakpoints.

It was Medvedev's third win in a row against the Belarusian. Gerasimov paid the price for his below-par second serve win percentage of 52 despite winning 100% of his first-serve points.

Sinner overcame Frenchman Hugo Gaston defeating him 6-4 6-1 in 66 minutes. The Italian hit 5 aces and claimed 89% of his first-serve points.

Medvedev vs Sinner: Head-to-Head record

Medvedev leads the head-to-head record 1-0 against Sinner. They met in the pre-quarterfinals of the Marseille Open last year which Medvedev won in three sets.

Medvedev's consistent hitting would be a treat to watch against the solid court coverage of Sinner. Image Credits - Jannik Sinner Fans - YouTube

Daniil Medvedev vs Jannik Sinner: Key Insights

  • Medvedev is playing his second quarterfinal of the season after finishing as the runner-up in the Australian Open.
  • Medvedev is the first player after the big four - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray to be ranked number 2.
  • Medvedev has won a whopping 20 out of his last 22 matches on the ATP Tour.
  • A win for Sinner would take him closer to a third ATP singles title

Game Analysis 

After reaching a career-high ranking of World number 2, Medvedev has begun well in Marseille. He had earlier lost in straight sets to Dusan Lajovic in the first round of the Rotterdam Open.

Medvedev admitted his struggle to hit winners in the slow conditions was the reason for his disappointing loss.

He has been in good form on hard courts having reached the semifinals of the US Open and emerging as the winner of the Nitto ATP Finals last year. The Russian is very hard to beat when he has a strong serve. 

On the other hand, Sinner depends heavily on his powerful groundstrokes to accumulate points. When he is in good touch, the Italian hardly misses a ball. He can be a tad inconsistent sometimes by committing unforced errors and does not finish off points easily at the net.

"He is a really strong player, so it is going to be an interesting match, that's a tough draw, I could definitely have an easier draw with playing Egor straight away and Jannik in the quarters, but it's also good to play if you are actually ready to win the tournament or not," said Medvedev praising Sinner and sharing his views on the draw.
"I tried to play deep and play my game, but it is never easy when someone hits quite hard, matches can change very fast, so I tried to stay there in every point," opined Sinner after beating Gaston in the round of 16.

Daniil Medvedev vs Jannik Sinner: Prediction

This match between two highly-talented players could go down to the wire. Medvedev's experience at the big stage and impressive mental toughness give him the edge though Sinner is expected to put up a solid fight.

Prediction - Daniil Medvedev to win in three sets

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