Christian Garin vs. Daniil Medvedev
|Date & Time||Thursday August 8, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
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Christian Garin and Daniil Medvedev meet in the third round of the 2019 tennis Rogers Cup.
Christian Garin is coming off a straight sets win over John Isner that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Garin won 89 percent of his first serve points and 44 percent of his second serve points. Garin won 70 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his four break points. Garin got 58 percent of his first serves in play and saved all five of his break points. Garin has won all four sets this tournament, which is quite impressive when you consider he entered on a seven-match losing streak. Garin looks to win three straight matches for the first time since winning Munich back in May. Garin has split his last four matches on hard court.
Daniil Medvedev is coming off a straight sets win over Kyle Edmund that took 15 games to decide. In the victory, Medvedev won 88 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Medvedev won 73 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his five break points. Medvedev got 61 percent of his first serves in play and saved all three of his break points. Medvedev has now won 10 of his last 12 sets and has been highly consistent with his first serve. Medvedev looks to win back-to-back matches for the fourth straight tournament. Medvedev has won seven of his last nine matches on hard court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Medvedev enters this tournament playing at a very high level and he’s one of the more underrated players on tour when serving well. While Garin has been solid through two matches, we can’t forget how horrible his form was entering this tournament and I don’t think two wins erases that. Medvedev should get the job done here based on the way he’s played these last two months.