TennisSection previews the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Daniil Medvedev (2) takes on Sumit Nagal in the Round of 32 on Monday, July 26th, 2021.
Will Sumit Nagal get what would be the biggest win of his career as he aims to shock everyone and knock out probably the second best hard court player in the world in Medvedev? Will Daniil Medvedev build on that solid first round performance as he aims to get to his best and challenge for Gold here at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? This will be an interesting match as Medvedev should win, but Nagal has nothing to lose. Who will make their way to the Round of 16 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
Sumit Nagal came through a very tight Roudn of 64 match against the experienced Denis Istomin, beating him in 3 sets 6-4/6-7/6-4. Denis Istomin is no longer in his prime and he is just very inconsistent from the baseline if you are able to return his huge serve. Sumit was finding rhythm on return and this allowed him to edge through this entertaining match. Sumit Nagal is not very well known in the tennis world for his tennis, but more for his surname being close to Nadal. Will he be able to live up to Nadal as he aims to cause a huge upset here against Daniil Medvedev?
Daniil Medvedev came through a tight straight sets win over the entertaining and tough Alexander Bublik, beating the Kazakh 6-4/7-6. Daniil Medvedev knows that that was a solid win, but he can still improve to ensure that when it comes down to the business end of the week, he will be ready for anything. Daniil is amazing in these conditions because his shots go through the court at incredible speeds, preventing opponents from returning most of his shots because they cannot move around the court that fast. Medvedev will want to show a dominant display of tennis in this match against Sumit Nagal.
Daniil Medvedev and Sumit Nagal have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. Sumit Nagal might enter this match believing that he has nothing to lose so he will swing freely. However, even at his absolute best, Nagal is nowhere near the level of Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev wants to show everyone that we should be talking about him alongside Novak here at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so he will ensure he destroys Sumit Nagal to gain some momentum going into the more important matches. Daniil Medvedev will win in straight sets and make his way to the Round of 16 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Daniil Medvedev in 2 Sets.
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