Marton Fucsovics vs. Daniil Medvedev - 2020 French Open First Round
Monday, September 28 2020
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Daniil Medvedev meets Marton Fucsovics in the first round of the 2020 French Open on Monday, September 28th 2020. Will Medvedev bounce back after a tough loss in Hamburg against Ugo Humbert, or will Fucsovics be able to upset the Russian.
Daniil Medvedev had a shocking upset in the first round of the 2020 Hamburg Open losing to Ugo Humbert in straight sets. Many might look into that and expect Medvedev to potentially lose in the first round, however, I expect the complete opposite. Medvedev has a very solid clay court game and he has shown us this in the past, winning big matches against the likes of Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Medvedev will not have given his 100% in Hamburg, but he will do that here in Paris on the big stage. Daniil Medvedev is one of the best returners in the game, and expect these slower courts here in Paris to help his game flourish.
Marton Fucsovics has not had the best time since the restart of the tour, not being able to find that consistent form for which he is known of in the early rounds of tournaments. Fucsovics is similar to Roberto Bautista Agut in the sense that he loves to play long and draining rallies to get his opponents to miss and give him free points. However, Fucsovics will have to do that to perfection here in the first round as he meets Medvedev who is one of the best returners and most patient players in the Men's game.
This is going to be the third meeting between both players, with Daniil Medvedev leading the head to head 2-0. The only thing I see Fucsovics being able to get out of this match is a set. Medvedev showed that if he is not concentrated here on clay, he can lose a set quite quickly. However, I see Medvedev being concentrated for the majority of the match. Medvedev is on a quest to become one of the best in the world, even more than he is right now, and I think him and his team know quite well it takes a lot of work to achieve that. I'll take Daniil Medvedev to win in 4 sets.