Daniil Medvedev vs. Grigor Dimitrov - 9/6/19 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Daniil Medvedev vs. Grigor Dimitrov - 9/6/19 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Daniil Medvedev vs. Grigor Dimitrov

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 3:00 PM (USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)

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Daniil Medvedev and Grigor Dimitrov meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis US Open.

Daniil Medvedev is coming off a four sets win over Stan Wawrinka that took 38 games to decide. In the victory, Medvedev won 73 percent of his first serve points and 58 percent of his second serve points. Medvedev won 67 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his eight break points. Medvedev got 60 percent of his first serves in play, saved six of his eight break points and hit 11 aces. Medvedev has to clean up the double faults and the silly errors overall, but he’s dominated his first serves throughout the tournament and has been looking for his shots more and more. Each of Medvedev’s last four wins have been decided in four sets and he’s now won 19 of his last 23 sets on hard court. Medvedev looks to make his first career grand slam final appearance, his seventh final appearance of the year and his 11th final appearance of his career. Medvedev has won each of his last 11 matches on hard court.

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Grigor Dimitrov is coming off a five sets win over Roger Federer that took 46 games to decide. In the victory, Dimitrov won 74 percent of his first serve points and 53 percent of his second serve points. Dimitrov won 68 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 15 break points. Dimitrov got 69 percent of his first serves in play, while hitting 35 winners and six aces. While Federer clearly wasn’t 100 percent, Dimitrov looked confident, was going for his shots and managed to win some big points, so he deserves big credit for completing the upset. Dimitrov looks to make his first career grand slam final appearance, his first final appearance of the year and the 16th final appearance of his career. Dimitrov is 0-2 in previous grand slam semifinal trips, which took place in the 2017 Australian Open and the 2014 Wimbledon. Dimitrov has won six of his last nine matches on hard court.

These two have split the previous two meetings, as Dimitrov won 2017 London in three sets, and Medvedev won 2017 Washington in straight sets. The two matches took a combined 45 games to be decided.

Dimitrov is one of those players who either has it that day and can beat anybody, or he’s sloppy and loses in a uncompetitive match. There’s usually very in-between with Dimitrov. With that said, Medvedev has been an absolute monster on hard court this year and his first serve in this tournament has been locked in. With the extra day of rest, you feel even better about Medvedev, who has played a lot of tennis over the last couple of months. Medvedev has been the sharper, better player this year by far and he has to view this as a chance to really change his career and make a grand slam final with the way the draw has opened up.

Medvedev makes the final in New York.

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