TennisSection previews the 2022 ATP Cup as Daniil Medvedev takes on Matteo Berrettini on Day 6 on Thursday, January 6th, 2021.
A rematch of the 2021 ATP Cup Final is upon us as we see Daniil Medvedev take on Matteo Berrettini. Will Matteo get revenge for last years defeat here in Australia? Will Daniil Medvedev show us why he is one of the heavy favorites for the Australian Open? Both players are entertaining to watch, and they will both give it their all to top their group, but who will win?
Matteo Berrettini put on a very solid performance in his second match here at the 2022 ATP Cup, defeating the in form Ugo Humbert in straight sets 6-4 / 7-6. Matteo had to make sure he bounced back from his loss to Alex de Minaur and he did just that. Matteo’s first serve was firing in the match, hitting 18 aces and only 2 double faults. In these hot hard court conditions, Matteo is able to get a lot of kick off of his serve and he knows that he can dominate opponents after the serve through his forehand. However, he know meets an incredible returner in Daniil Medvedev where he will find it tough to win cheap points.
Daniil Medvedev cruised through his second round match against Alex de Minaur, winning in straight sets 6-4 / 6-2. Medvedev did at times struggle in his service games, having been broken twice, but he was incredible in his returning game that it really did not matter. I think that Medvedev is going to either win or reach the Final of the Australian Open, but you can tell he has some way to go in terms of getting used to the humidity down under. Will Medvedev be able to play a long and draining match in this humidity at his best against Matteo Berrettini at the 2022 ATP Cup?
Daniil Medvedev and Matteo Berrettini have met 2 times before, with Matteo Berrettini leading the head to head 2-0. They last met last year here at the ATP Cup where Medvedev won in 2 easy sets. Although Medvedev leads the head to head, I expect a very tight match here as both players showed great resilience to bounce back in their second match against tough opponents. Both of them are great players who will have great careers in the next decade, but at this moment in time, Medvedev is the better player. Matteo is a good player and can use his serve and forehand to dominate. However, when it comes to the backhand, Medvedev is clear and I am sure that this will play a huge factor in this match.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Daniil Medvedev in 3 Sets.
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