Russian Daniil Medvedev will play against American Taylor Fritz in the final of the exhibition tournament in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). The match will take place on December 10, starting at 17:00 GMT.
Exhibition Diriyah Tennis Cup
|Taylor Fritz||vs||Daniil Medvedev|
Taylor Fritz on the way to the finals in the exhibition tournament in Saudi Arabia passed the representatives of the top 15 of the world ranking.
In the quarterfinals, the tennis player from the USA beat Hubert Gurkacz in two sets (7-6, 7-5). And in the semi-finals in three games, he defeated Cameron Norrie (7-6, 4-6, 10-6).
As you know, 2022 was a good year for the American, as the tennis player won three trophies. Masters in Indian Wells and tournaments in Eastbourne and Tokyo obeyed him.
Medvedev is the reigning champion of the exhibition tournament in Saudi Arabia. And the tennis player is close to winning the main trophy of the competition this year.
On the way to the final of the current draw of the tournament, Daniil outplayed Alexander Zverev (6-0, 6-4) and Stan Wawrinka (6-4, 6-4), who is gaining form.
As you know, this year the Russian has scored victories in two tournaments. He won competitions in Los Cabos and Vienna.
Medvedev and Fritz met this season, and that duel was left to the Russian.
We believe that, most likely, Medvedev, who previously won the exhibition tournament in Saudi Arabia in 2019, will also celebrate the victory in the upcoming match.
However, the match will not be easy for him. Taylor has a good first serve on the local courts, and the American can impose a fight.
Prediction for this match: Daniil Medvedev to win 1.50.
This season, Medvedev and Fritz met as part of the Masters in Cincinnati, and that fight was a tight fight, although it ended in two games.
However, a tie-break was played in one of the sets. A protracted struggle is expected between tennis players in the upcoming match.
Prediction for this match: Total games over 21.0.