The number 10 seed, Daniil Medvedev has made it into the third round of the 2019 ATP Monte Carlo Open. At this stage of the tournament, Medvedev will face the number 6 seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece.
Daniil Medvedev won his previous match as he beat Radu Albot in straight sets. It was a very strong performance by Medvedev as he only lost 3 games in the entire match. Medvedev received serve exceptionally well during the win as the Russian won 59% of his receiving points. Daniil Medvedev won 86% of his service games and 75% of his return games to set up a very dominant victory.
On the other side of the coin, Stefanos Tsitsipas also won his previous match in straight sets. Tsitsipas won 82% of his service games and 40% of his return games to ensure that he won both of the sets with comfort. It has been a very strong few months for Stefanos Tsitsipas as the Greek superstar made the semifinals of the Australian Open. Stefanos Tsitsipas also finished second at the Dubai Tennis Championships and won the Open 13. Considering recent form, Stefanos Tsitsipas will enter this match with tons of confidence.
Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas have played each other 3 times in the past. As it currently stands, Medvedev has a head-to-head record of 3-0. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the ATP Swiss Indoors where Daniil Medvedev won in 3 sets.
Both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev are exceptional players and either player has the potential to win. With that in mind, I am going Stefanos Tsitsipas to win. Tsitsipas has been one of the elite players in 2019 and his form leading up to this event has been far superior to that of Medvedev. Stefanos Tsitsipas looked very impressive the previous round and I see the Greek superstar continuing his good form by winning this match.