Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Prediction, H2H, Live Stream, Odds: Australian Open 2021 Final
World number 1, Novak Djokovic locks horns against the fourth seed Daniil Medvedev in the finals of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Preview:
Novak Djokovic ended Aslan Karatsev's dream run to the semifinals in his maiden grand slam beating him in straight sets. The Serb smashed 17 aces, clinched 71% of his first-serve points, and converted 6 out of 7 breakpoints.
He will be targeting a record 9th Australian Open title that will take his slam tally to 18 just 2 behind his great archrivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer who have 20 each.
Daniil Medvedev etched out a comfortable straight-set win against Tsitsipas ousting the Greek 6-4 6-2 7-5. The Russian fired 17 aces, pounded 46 winners and claimed 88% of his first-serve points. He will be playing his maiden final at the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev H2H Record:
Novak Djokovic leads the head-to-head record 4-3 against Daniil Medvedev. The Russian has won 3 out of his last 4 matches against the Serbian. They have faced each other once before in Melbourne Park when Djokovic defeated Medvedev in four sets in the fourth round of the 2019 edition.
Did you know?
- Novak Djokovic is playing his 9th final at the Australian Open and has never lost even once maintaining a perfect win-loss record of 8-0.
- Daniil Medvedev will be featuring in his second grand slam final after finishing as the runner-up in the 2019 US Open where he lost to Nadal in five sets.
- A win for Novak Djokovic will give him a hat-trick of triumphs in Melbourne Park having won twice in a row in 2019 and 2020.
- Djokovic is playing his 28th grand slam final with a win-loss record of 17-10.
- Daniil Medvedev is the first Russian to make it to the final at Melbourne Park since Marat Safin who won the tournament in 2005.
- Medvedev is on a 20-match winning streak. Only five other players, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Juan Martin Del Potro have won 20 matches in a row.
- Daniil Medvedev has emerged victorious in his last 12 matches against top-10 ranked players.
- Out of 81 victories in Melbourne Park, Djokovic has defeated top-10 ranked players 22 times.
- Daniil Medvedev, aged 25 is the youngest finalist at the Australian Open since Novak Djokovic did it in 2012.
"Coming into the final, knowing that I have never lost in the final or semi-finals at the Australian Open, just makes me feel more comfortable on the court, but each year is different, although it does have a mental effect on me and maybe on my opponents, it does definitely have a positive effect on me, it is not a decisive factor in the way the match is going to go," said Novak Djokovic sounding confident about his chances in the finals.
"Djokovic is the favorite because, in the eight occasions that he was in the semi-finals, he won the tournament, I am the challenger, the guy that challenges the guy who was eight times in the final and won eight times, so it is him who has all the pressure, getting to Roger and Rafa in the Grand Slams list, I am happy about it, I have nothing to lose, to be honest, " opined Daniil Medvedev giving himself the underdog status against Novak Djokovic ahead of the big match.
Performance of both the players in the 2020 Australian Open
Novak Djokovic - won the tournament defeating Dominic Thiem in five sets in the finals
Daniil Medvedev - lost to Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round in five sets
Statistical Comparison of Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev in this year's Australian Open
|Player Name||Novak Djokovic||Daniil Medvedev|
|Points Won on First Serve||78.17%||81%|
|Points Won on Second Serve||65%||60%|
|Breakpoint Conversion Rate||48.39%||56.45%|
|Win-Loss Record in Tiebreaks||4-2||0-0|
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Live Stream Options:
The Australian Open Men's Final will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, which can be live streamed on fuboTV, Sling, Hulu + Live TV and other live TV streaming services.
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Odds:
Meaning of Odds - Odds of +100 on a player means for a $100 bet, a player would win $100.
The Australian Open 2021 predictions and odds of Djokovic winning the Final are +110, whereas for Daniil Medvedev to win, the odds are +550
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Prediction:
If there is one player who can stop Novak Djokovic in his own den at Melbourne Park, it has to be Daniil Medvedev. It was in the last few tournaments of the 2020 season when Medvedev found form winning the ATP Paris Masters 1000 title and the Nitto ATP Finals title in a row. He followed that up with perfect preparation for the opening slam for the year clinching the ATP Cup for Russia.
Daniil Medvedev with his unorthodox style of play and unerring accuracy can unsettle Novak Djokovic who will be heavily dependent on his efficient return of serve.
The Serb has not shown any signs of discomfort with his abdominal injury in the recent quarterfinals and semifinals and will be fresh for the finals after a two-day break.
If Medvedev manages to win, it would be the dawn of the Next-Gen. Djokovic emerging victorious would provide him with more records in the history books as he looks to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Sportco Prediction - Novak Djokovic to win in five sets against Daniil Medvedev and clinch the 2021 Australian Open
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