Diego Schwartzman vs. Daniil Medvedev
|Date & Time||Friday June 21, 2019, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
London, United Kingdom
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Diego Schwartzman and Daniil Medvedev meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Queen's Club Championships.
Diego Schwartzman is coming off a straight sets win over Marin Cilic that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Schwartzman won 79 percent of his first serve points and 68 percent of his second serve points. Schwartzman won 75 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his eight break points. Schwartzman got 63 percent of his first serves in play and saved two of his three break points. Schwartzman has been serving with a lot more confidence as of late and six of his last seven victories have been decided in straight sets. Schwartzman has a chance to win three matches for the second time in his last three tournaments. Schwartzman has won three of his last four matches on grass court.
Daniil Medvedev is coming off a three sets win over Lucas Pouille that took 36 games to decide. In the victory, Medvedev won 69 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Medvedev won 66 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his seven break points. Medvedev got 58 percent of his first serves in play and hit 11 aces in a win that took a little over two hours. Medvedev clearly isn’t the same player who entered this tournament on a five-match losing streak and couldn’t get his serve going. Medvedev has now won six of his last 10 matches that have gone the distance. Medvedev looks to win three straight matches for the first time since Barcelona. Medvedev has won two of his last three matches on grass court.
These two have played once, which was in 2018 Tokyo, a match Medvedev won in straight sets. The match took 20 games to be decided.
Medvedev has clearly flipped the switch these past few days and being able to win such a tight match is only going to improve his confidence. Schwartzman is very up and down with his play and he usually has one or two games that he piles up the unforced errors and is very sloppy. Medvedev and the way he’s serving right now should be able to muscle through another competitive match.
I like Medvedev in the semifinals.