Daniil Medvedev vs. Frances Tiafoe - 1/21/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Daniil Medvedev vs. Frances Tiafoe

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)

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Russian tennis superstar Daniil Medvedev is set to play at the 2020 Australian Open. Medvedev will begin his tournament against Frances Tiafoe from the United States. 

Frances Tiafoe has had a very poor start to the season as he is yet to win a match in 2020. Tiafoe played at the Auckland Open and the Qatar Open but he was eliminated during the opening round at both events. Tiafoe had a strong 2018 season but things were much tougher for the American in 2019. Tiafoe made the final of no tournaments in 2019 and his ranking fell significantly. The Australian Open is a good tournament for Frances Tiafoe as he has made the quarterfinals at this event. 

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On the other side of the court, Daniil Medvedev has been in supreme form over the past 6 months. In 2019, Medvedev won the Cincinnati Masters and Shanghai Masters while making the final of the US Open and Rogers Cup. Medvedev has beaten the likes of Zverev, Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer and is looking hugely confident as he enters this tournament. Daniil Medvedev started 2020 at the ATP Cup where he led Team Russia to the semifinals. There are big expectations on Daniil Medvedev and he will be hoping to make a huge impact at the Australian Open. 

Daniil Medvedev and Frances Tiafoe have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2019 at the Citi Open where Medvedev won in straight sets. 

This is expected to be a good tennis match since Medvedev and Tiafoe are both very talented players. That being said, I see Daniil Medvedev winning this match. Medvedev has been amongst the top players since mid-2019 and the Russian is playing with huge amounts of confidence. Considering recent form, I see Daniil Medvedev winning this match in straight sets. 

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Aviijoy’s Pick Daniil Medvedev

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