Daniil Medvedev vs. Borna Coric - 9/22/19 St Petersburg Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Daniil Medvedev vs. Borna Coric - 9/22/19 St Petersburg Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Borna Coric vs. Daniil Medvedev

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM (Sibur Arena)

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In the final of the 2019 ATP St Petersburg Open, Daniil Medvedev will play against Borna Coric. 

Borna Coric enters this match having defeated Joao Sousa in the previous round. It was a 3-set victory for Coric where he lost the opening set but fought back strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the victory, Borna Coric impressed with his serving as he won 72% of his service points which allowed him to win 92% of his service games. Coric also won 3 return games. It has been a tough few months for Coric as he has struggled with injuries but the Croatian looks fit and that will make him a tough opponent in this match. 

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On the other side of the coin, Daniil Medvedev enters this match having won his previous outing in straight sets. Medvedev has been absolutely incredible over the past few months. Since Wimbledon, Daniil Medvedev has made the final of the Citi Open, Rogers Cup and US Open. Furthermore, Medvedev also won the Cincinnati Masters. That record indicated that Medvedev has made the final of every tournament he has played since Wimbledon. In this period of time, Medvedev has defeated the likes of Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Karen Khachanov and Dominic Thiem. Playing on home soil, this tournament almost seems like a victory display by Medvedev as he shows his home crowd the skills he possesses. 

Medvedev and Coric have played each other 5 times in the past. Coric has won on 4 occasions while Medvedev has won just once. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Paris Masters where Coric won in straight sets. 

Despite the head-to-head record, I see Borna Coric losing this match. Medvedev has been incredible over the past few months and his record since Wimbledon is the best on the tour. Daniil Medvedev also has the support of his home fans and it seems like he is unbeatable at the moment. I see Medvedev being too good for Coric in this fixture.  

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