Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
June 8, 2021 3:00 am EDT
Second seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev will face fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the Quarter-Finals of the 2021 French Open. The match is scheduled to be played on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 at 3:00pm EST.
A blockbuster match is expected here in the Roland Garros Quarter-Finals as superstars Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas lock horns for a spot in the Semis. Both players have fully established themselves as two of the best players in the world and they have shown that to be true this week. Who will get the win here and advance here at the 2021 French Open?
Daniil Medvedev is ranked the number two player in the world, but to say that he has struggled on clay would be an understatement. However, the tall Russian has somehow found some clay court form here at the 2021 French Open, and has been ruthless, dominating his opponent en route to the Quarter-Finals. Most impressive was his straight sets win over Cristian Garin, which was a match that not many would have predicted him to win. Despite his higher ranking, Medvedev must still be considered the underdog here against Stefanos Tsitsipas who has a much more impressive clay court resume. In this type of form however, the Russian will definitely be in with a shot here, and should not be underestimated.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently ranked #5 in the ATP world rankings and is seeded fifth here at Roland Garros 2021. He is one of the best clay court players in the world, and is in impressive form, winning the Monte-Carlo title recently. The Greek star has been unstoppable so far here in Paris, only losing one set in his path to the Quarters. He enters this match against Daniil Medvedev, but the Russian’s current form and the way that he has been dispatching opponents will be cause for concern.
This is sure to be a very exciting match, especially given the history between the two players. If this match was a few weeks ago I would pick Tsitsipas in straight sets, but Medvedev has seemingly woken up and figured the surface out. I expect it to be very close, possibly five sets, with Stefanos Tsitsipas eventually grinding out a hard fought win, and advancing to the Semi-Finals here in Paris.