Russian Daniil Medvedev will play against American Marcos Giron in the first round of the Australian Open. The match will take place on January 16, beginning at 09:30 GMT.
Australian Open 2023
|Daniil Medvedev||vs||Marcos Giron|
Date: January 16, 2023.
Tournament: Australian Open 2023.
Round: First round (Round of 128).
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia.
Prize Money: A$76,500,000.
Daniil Medvedev started the season in Adelaide. Daniil reached the semi-finals, which is not so bad for the first tournament. But surely the tennis player counted on more.
In the semi-finals, Medvedev lost to Novak Djokovic – 3:6, 4:6. And I must admit that the result is absolutely natural, the Serb played much better.
It is also worth noting that in the first round Medvedev had a tough match against Lorenzo Sonego. In the first set, the Russian played nine match points. It was lucky that at the beginning of the second installment the Italian withdrew due to convulsions.
The Russian tennis player easily defeated Miomir Ketsmanovich and Karen Khachanov, giving up only nine games in total. As you know, Medvedev reached the final of the Australian Open in the previous two seasons.
Marcos Giron made it to the main draw of the Australian Major for the fourth year in a row. As you know, before that, the Jennessist had not won a single match in Melbourne.
Last season, the American immediately lost to Rafael Nadal, who eventually took the title. Giron started the new season in Adelaide, where he went one round.
After the victory over Richard Gasquet, Marcos lost to the Australian Alexei Popyrin. After that, Giron reached the quarterfinals in New Zealand Auckland.
The 60th racket of the world won against Federico Coria and Jeffrey John Wolf, after which he was defeated by Cameron Norrie. It is worth noting that the tennis player managed to take a set in a match with the British.
In the 2022 season, Giron was able to win one match in only one of four Grand Slam tournaments. At Wimbledon, Marcos defeated Holger Rune.
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Head to Head
Daniil Medvedev leads (1-0) in a face-to-face meeting with Chiron, beating him 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the 2020 Cincinnati Masters.
|Daniil Medvedev win 1.05||Marcos Giron win 11.00|
In this case, it is really difficult to talk about a possible intrigue. Giron sometimes serves well, but, apparently, Daniil will calmly go to the next round.Prediction: Medvedev’s victory with a handicap in games (-8.5)
Medvedev is clearly superior to his opponent and should have no problem reaching the second round of the Australian Open.
Prediction: Medvedev’s victory with a handicap in games (-8.5).