Jan-Lennard Struff at Daniil Medvedev
|Date & Time||Thursday August 15, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
Lindner Family Tennis Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
D. Medvedev -250 / Jan-Lennard Struff +200
Russian tennis superstar, Daniil Medvedev has made it into the third round of the 2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters. At this stage of the tournament, Medvedev is set to play against Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany.
Jan-Lennard Struff caused a major upset in the previous round as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in 3 sets. It was a determined performance by Struff as he won a final-set tiebreaker to secure the victory. During the match, Jan-Lennard Struff impressed with his serving as he hit 16 aces which helped him win 77% of his service points. Struff won 94% of his service games and 2 return games to secure the victory. This is expected to be another tough match for Struff as he is playing against the number 9 seed.
Looking at Daniil Medvedev, the Russian has looked in good form as he defeated Benoit Paire in straight sets in the previous round. Medvedev impressed with his receiving as he won 44% of her receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. Medvedev also served well as he won 89% of his service games.
It has been a very strong few weeks for Daniil Medvedev as he made the final of the Rogers Cup and the Citi Open. At the Rogers Cup, Medvedev defeated elite players like Dominic Thiem and Karen Khachanov. Medvedev is in outstanding touch and he will be very tough to beat in this tournament.
At full ATP events, Daniil Medvedev and Jan-Lennard Struff have played each other twice in the past with Medvedev winning on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 when Medvedev won in 3 sets. Medvedev also defeated Struff in 2016 at Hamburg.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Daniil Medvedev to win this match. Medvedev has been in supreme touch and following two major finals, he looks very confident. Medvedev is the stronger player and I see him winning with some ease.