In Washington today on the men’s tournament Citi Open 500 category will be determined the winner of the 2019 season. In the match for the trophy will join Russian Daniil Medvedev and Australian Nick Kirios.
- Nick Kirios
- Daniil Medvedev
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
The Aussie will play in the second final in 2019-th year. First Kirios won, becoming the winner of tournament on hard courts in Acapulco. It was there a grid for names that is more in line with the competition category 1000 and above: Nadal, Wawrinka, Isner and Alexander Zverev.
Also on hard it can be noted in the first half of the season 1/8 finals of “Cigs” in Miami, where he easily passed through the mesh Doughnut and of Lajovic, but lost in the struggle to Coric 6-4, 3-6, 2-6.
Washington – the first tournament for nick after Wimbledon. In London Kirios showed good tennis, losing in the equal fight in the second round Rafa Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-7, showing they are capable of playing at the highest level. And, if more serious about their business, then clearly you would be at least a player in the top 20.
In this tournament, the Aussie plays spectacular and effective. The first set of “Wild being” left in the semifinals against Ticipate, having won four before that a dry victory.
Duel with Greek, as I expected, was held in equal fight, and fate decided only at the end of the tie-breaker third game, where luck smiled at nick.
Russian also has the ability to take a second trophy this season. The first victory happened at the hard-court tournament in Sofia, where Medvedev confidently defeated in the final match against Hungarian Marton Bucovice 6-4, 6-3. Could Daniel win another title, but lost in the final of gruntovik in Barcelona Dominica Tim 4-6, 0-6.
Now Russian – the first racket of their country and tennis top 10. In this tournament Medvedev is the third seed. Daniel in the class form came to Washington, as demonstrated by the four dry victory over Fratangelo, Tafu, Cilic and Voicecom. During these fights the Russians gave only one feed, making eight breaks. That is a cool defense has allowed this season Medvedev is a decent way to improve the level of tennis and climb in the rankings.
Tennis players will converge among themselves a second time. The first confrontation took place in the current season at the start of the soil “masters” in Rome, ending a 3-game victory Kiros 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Although Medvedev went to the meeting the clear favorite at the bookmakers quotes after the semi-finals of Monte Carlo and Barcelona finals.
The coefficients and forecast
The toughest opposition for the bookies to determine the winner. Still see a slight advantage towards Medvedev, the triumph of which I propose to put the coefficient of 1.81 on Kiros – for 2.11. But this advantage is purely conventional, without a doubt taking into account the higher position of the Russians now in the ranking and the stability of the results in the current season. If you start solely from this tournament, both show a very strong game and predict the final result almost impossible. Guys are famously served that speed, that power, very difficult to be clinging on at the reception.
I think we can expect a very tight match, which is surely not worth making a bet on the outcome or odds. As for me, the optimal option here – over 2.5 sets. As it does on the current form of opponents is not visible win without conceding one.