On Friday, November 20, 2020, after 22.00, the last match of the group stage of the ATP Champions Tournament in London is scheduled, between Daniil Medvedev (4 ATP) from Russia and Diego Schwartzman (9 ATP) from Argentina.
Daniil Medvedev: Team form, news and statistics
Daniil (24 years old) managed 2 days ago one of the most important successes of his career, in front of the world leader – Novak Djokovic. Besides the result, the Russian’s performance was extremely convincing, without leaving any chance for the Serb, in 2 sets dominated without emotions.
Medvedev is obviously on the wave, after the title in Paris, reaching a positive series of 7 consecutive matches won. In this interval he lost only 2 sets, one with De Minaur and one with Sascha Zverev in the ATP 1000 final.
The athlete trained by the Frenchman Gilles Cervara is in a special sports form, very close to the top level reached last summer and autumn. Overall career, the Russian has raised over US $ 12.5 million in prizes, of which $ 2 million in 2020.
The 4th place ATP now occupied is the highest ever.
🔺Daniil’s full results in London were as follows :
▪️6-3 6-4 vs. Alexander Zverev, serving 4 aces and receiving 3 in 1 hour and 29 minutes of play
▪️6-3 6-3 vs. Novak Djokovic, serving 10 aces and receiving 3 in 1 hour and 22 minutes of play
Diego Schwartzman: Team form, news and statistics
Diego (28 years old) has lost both matches since his debut in the Champions Tournament, but it is somewhat understandable, given that he qualified here somewhat conjuncturally, most of his points being obtained on slag.
The little Argentine is tenacious, he had decent results even on fast surfaces, but he is not yet an elite player on hard, having real problems behind the service.
This fact is perfectly explainable, due to the height of only 1.70 meters.
Schwartzman is also at the best year of his career, managing to enter the world top 10 for the first time, thanks to the special scoring system imposed by ATP in the current pandemic context.
In 2020, the South American accumulated about $ 1.4 million, and over his career $ 9 million in prizes.
🔺Diego’s results this week were as follows :
▪️3-6 2-6 vs Novak Djokovic, serving 1 single ace in 1 hour and 19 minutes of play
▪️3-6 6-4 3-6 vs Alexander Zverev, without any I served in 2 hours and 13 minutes of play
🎾Statistics of direct matches Daniil Medvedev vs Diego Schwartzman
The Russian leads 4-0 in direct confrontations.
Most recently, the two top 10 ATP tennis players met at the Paris Masters, exactly 2 weeks ago, the score being definitely in favor of Medvedev, 6-3 6-1.
Three of the previous four games ended in a minimum of sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Daniil Medvedev vs Diego Schwartzman
I bet with great confidence on a match with a maximum of one set served by the South American outsider.
Schwartzman does not excel in terms of service, being by far the shortest tennis player present at the 2020 Champions Tournament.
He only managed 1 ace in the previous 5 sets played at the O2 Arena in London. On the other hand, Medvedev was extremely solid in return and received only 3 aces from Djokovic and Zverev, incomparably stronger players than the Argentine.
Also, considering that Daniil and Diego are not in a good relationship at all, I don’t think the favorite will make any concessions, like the one made by Thiem to Rublev yesterday.
The financial motivation is an important one for the Russian, who I think will impose his game again in front of this opponent.
Bet Tips: Under 1.5 aces – Diego Schwartzman