On Monday evening, at 22.00, the fourth men’s singles match of ATP Finals London, in O2 Arena, is scheduled to start, between the Russian Daniil Medvedev (4 ATP) and the German Alexander Zverev (7 ATP).
The match counts for the Tokyo Group 1970, which also includes the world leader – Novak Djokovic from Serbia and Diego Schwartzman from Argentina.
The recommended prognosis is taken from the offer of the Betano bookmaker and can be consulted at the end of this preview.
Daniil Medvedev: Team form, news and statistics
Daniil (24 years old) returned at the end of this atypical season to a very competitive level of play, managing to raise his first trophy in Paris after a drought of more than a year.
The Russian had a series of 5 successes in the French capital, among his victims being 2 participants in the Tournament of Champions – Zverev and Schwartzman.
In 2020, the athlete coached by the Frenchman Gilles Cervara exceeded 2 million dollars raised from prizes, with a record of 23 victories and 10 defeats on the main tables of the ATP tournaments.
At 1.98 meters tall and about 83 kilograms, Medvedev is a very tenacious player with excellent mobility behind the field.
His service is unpredictable, with a less common dynamic.
However, the cracks in his game appear when he loses his temper and begins to make unusually many unforced errors.
He is now participating for the second time in his career in the Champions Tournament, after losing all 3 games in his debut in 2019, in front of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev.
But then it came after an extremely grueling season, with little energy left.
Alexander Zverev: Team form, news and statistics
Alexander (23 years old) overall had a better year, at least in the major tournaments. He played in the Grand Slam final at the US Open, being returned by the Austrian Thiem after 2-0 in sets.
Then, after the eighth finals at Roland Garros, he returned in force on indoor hard, managing to tie 12 consecutive victories in Cologne and Paris.
He recently defeated Schwartzman, Sinner, Wawrinka or Nadal, proving that he is going through a period of grace from a sports point of view.
The German is in his fourth appearance at the Champions Tournament. In 2017 he was eliminated from the group stage, in 2018 he won the title, and in 2019 he was defeated in the semifinals by the same Dominic Thiem.
In 2020, he collected 27 victories from 36 official matches, on the main tables, and total prizes worth almost 3 million US dollars.
The collaboration with David Ferrer was an auspicious one, the Iberian bringing an extra balance in the young German’s performances.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev
Zverev leads 5-2 in direct confrontations. Last year, the German prevailed at the Champions Tournament, also in the group stage, with the score of 6-4 7-6.
However, Medvedev now has a small moral ascendancy, after taking his revenge in the final of the Paris Masters, with the score of 5-7 6-4 6-1.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev
Daniil Medvedev vs. Alexander Zverev Tip: 3-3 (score after game 6, set 1)
I go with confidence on the variant of a correct score 3-3, after the first 6 games of the match between Daniil and Alexander.
The two know each other very well, they recently met in the hall in Paris, in similar conditions.
In 3 of the last 4 direct matches, they went head to head until this score of 3-3 in set 1.
Both players are very tall (1.98 meters) and possess very strong first services, which constantly exceed 200 kilometers per hour , so the return mission will be extremely difficult in the conditions of a very fast hard terrain. You can also try a tiebreak in the match.
Bet Tips: 3-3 (score after game 6, set 1)