St. Petersburg Open: Daniil Medvedev vs. Richard Gasquet 10/14/20 Tennis Prediction
Richard Gasquet vs. Daniil Medvedev - 2020 St. Petersburg Open First Round
Wednesday, October 14 2020
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Daniil Medvedev and 2019 St. Petersburg Open Champion meets the veteran Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the first round of the 2020 St. Petersburg Open. Will Medvedev start to get back into form and also get a win over a Frenchman, or will the No.1 seed struggle here?
Richard Gasquet has not been as solid as he would have liked to be since the restart of tennis, however, we are now beginning the indoor hard court season, which he loves very much. Gasquet's high-speed and one-shot tennis flourishes under these conditions as he is able to move his opponents around quickly and get on top of the points with ease. Gasquet will want to have some solid performances in the next month before the end of the tour and he knows he has to give it his all here. Gasquet will face what some might say is the toughest player here in the tournament, however, I am sure he is confident in his ability and will give it his all.
Daniil Medvedev has struggled highly since he lost the semifinals of the 2020 US Open this year, losing in the first round of the Hamburg Open and of the French Open. Medvedev is not as solid as he should be on clay and he will definitely be happier on these hard courts. Medvedev knows that he is one of the best players in the world, however, when he is not playing his best, he can lose to some shocking names. Medvedev will be solid here in my opinion, and he will also get an extra boost from his home crowd supporting him.
This is going to be the second meeting between both players, with Richard Gasquet winning the first encounter. Medvedev always struggles against French players for some reason, however, this is usually on French soil. We are in Russia here, Medvedev is the defending champion, and he will have a strong crowd supporting him and motivating him during the match. This is not going to be an easy match for the Russian, but it should be one he wins perhaps in 3 sets.