Daniil Medvedev vs Grigor Dimitrov
October 13, 2021 3:20 pm EDT
Daniil Medvedev will face the veteran Grigor Dimitrov in the Round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open. The match will be played on Wednesday October 13th, 2021.
Can the world number two and top seed here Daniil Medvedev continue his hard court dominance this season? The Russian has been fantastic this season, and recently won his first Grand Slam title as the US Open. Next up is the very experienced Grigor Dimitrov, who despite not being at his best this season is always a tough opponent to face. This is sure to be a very exciting match, who has what it takes to get the win?
Danill Medvedev has been so good this season, especially on the hard courts, so it is hard to consider anyone besides him as the favorite to win the title here at the BNP Paribas Open. He has started strongly, winning both of his matches against McDonald and Krajinovic in straight sets and seems very focused and motivated here. Against Krajinovic he let his focus slip a little towards the end and allowed his opponent back into the match, something that he cannot afford to do against Grigod Dimitrov, but it is unlikely that will happen again. With his big serve and groundstrokes he can adjust to any situation very well, playing excellent offense and defense, and will expect to win here.
Grogot Dimitrov was once in the top 10 best players in the world, but has not had much success lately. He is still a very good player but as he advances in age he has been suffering from some injuries and his form has been very inconsistent. He has been in good form and playing strong, aggressive tennis lately though, reaching the Semi-Finals in San Diego last week and winning both of his matches here in straight sets. He crushed Reilly Opelka in the Third Round and I am sure that will have given him a lot of confidence. Even though he has played well, Daniil Medvedev is probably the best player in the world right now and will be by far his hardest test yet.
This match should be very exciting to watch, but it will be very one sided in the result. Daniil Medvedev is just too good at the moment, and it is very unlikely that Dimitrov will be able to get anything out of this match. He is just not capable of keeping up with the Russian, who should dominate this match from the baseline, using his serve to get out of trouble when needed. Medvedev will be victorious here and advance to yet another Quarter-Final.