Diego Schwartzman vs. Daniil Medvedev - 2020 Paris Masters Quarter-Final
Friday, November 6 2020
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It is a battle between two of the best returners on tour as Daniil Medvedev meets Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Paris Masters on Friday, November 6th 2020. Will Diego Schwartzman make it on step closer to booking his spot in the Nitto ATP Finals in London in just over a week, or will Medvedev put on another solid performance here in Paris?
Diego Schwartzman powered through his third round match in Paris on Thursday, beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets and easily. Schwartzman is very determined to make the ATP Finals in over a week and this is going to be his last chance to do so. Schwartzman is one of the better returners on the tour and he will definitely know that he can make it to the semifinals here in Paris if he plays his best tennis to give himself the maximum points.
Daniil Medvedev finally put on a solid performance in a match and it was against a tough opponent in Alex de Minaur. Medvedev lost the first set 7-5 only because he had one bad service game at the end, but he was able to maintain his composure and ensure he dominated both the second and the third set, winning both 6-2. Medvedev knows he needs to increase his level much more if he is to reach his success he had last year, but is this going to happen here in Paris, or will it happen next year when he starts a clean slate?
This is going to be the fourth meeting between both players and Daniil Medvedev leads the head to head 3-0. Medvedev beat Schwartzman when he was playing at a much higher level, but now I believe it is fair to say Schwartzman has been the better player this year. Medvedev is an extremely solid player and if this was last year I would back him with my eyes closed to win this match, however, Schwartzman has a lot at stake in this match. I believe Schwartzman's determination to go to London will overpower Medvedev's game. Schwartzman should win this one.