Russian Daniil Medvedev will play against Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of the tournament in Adelaide (Australia). The match will take place on January 3, starting at 00:30 GMT.
ATP Finals 2022
Tournament: Adelaide International 2023.
Round: First round (Round of 32).
Venue: Memorial Drive Tennis Center, Adelaide, Australia.
Category: ATP 250.
Prize money: $642,735.
Daniil Medvedev starts the year in the status of the seventh racket of the world. Last season was not as successful for the tennis player as expected. Daniil took only two titles – in Los Cabos and Vienna.
Another achievement can be considered reaching the final of the Australian Open, where he lost to Rafael Nadal in the decisive match.
The end of the year turned out to be unsuccessful, as Medvedev lost to Alex De Minaur in the first round of the Masters in Paris, and then lost all three matches in the group stage of the Final Tournament.
Daniil lost to Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic in the decisive tie-break. In December, Medvedev reached the final at an exhibition tournament in Riyadh, where he lost to American Taylor Fritz.
Lorenzo Sonego is 45th in the ATP rankings. For the tennis player, last season was also not the most successful. The only pleasant moment was the victory at the tournament in Metz.
The Italian defeated Aslan Karatsev, Gilles Simon, Sebastian Korda, Hubert Hurkach and Alexander Bublik.
After that, Sonego was able to pass the first round only at one of the five tournaments – in Sofia. But it is worth noting that Lorenzo won two matches each at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
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Head to Head
Both tennis players did not meet each other on the ATP tour, so their personal meetings remain (0-0).
|Daniil Medvedev win 1.13
|Lorenzo Sonego win 6.00
By the end of 2022, the former world No. 1 on the tour had dropped to No. 7. Currently, the tennis player has a series of four defeats and will strive to win.
Sonego will also try to start the year on a positive note and he has a game that could be a problem for anyone on his day.
Prediction for this meeting: Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.