Today in Cincinnati champion will be crowned on the men’s hard-court Masters W&S Open 2019. In a decisive duel for the title will join Russian Daniil Medvedev and Belgian David Goffin.
I am sure that not many tennis experts expected to see a pair of finalists, but both players have earned the right to compete for the first time in his career trophy of the tournament category 1000.
- Daniil Medvedev
- David Goffin
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
The first racket of Russia today will play the sixth final in the current season, and the fifth on hard. While Medvedev has bad statistics in the decisive matches for the title, triumphal only at the tournament in Sofia, where confidently beat in two sets with the Hungarian Marton Bucovice.
But, in Cincinnati, Daniel shows a very strong tennis, with a great chance to correct a nasty trend and win their first trophy at the tournament category “masters”.
Russian third week in a row speaking at the beyond level, showing excellent physical, tactical and game form. Let me remind you that earlier Medvedev was in the finals in Washington and Montreal, losing to dry Kiros and Nadal. Moreover, if an Australian was an equal fight and all decided on two tipakh, the Spaniard was all over surprisingly quickly 3-6, 0-6.
In this tournament, Dan walked confidently Edmund, Pen, of Struff and Rublev. Well, in the semi-finals knocked out the current champion and leader of the world ranking Nole Djokovic, and has won strong-willed 3-setevuyu win 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The best Belgian tennis player second season in a row shows this tournament is a great game. Last season David stopped in a step from the final, losing to Roger Federer, after passing through the grid of Zizipus, Pen, Anderson and Del Potro.
Goffin is a very versatile player, capable of showing tennis at the highest level on any surface when it is in good functional shape. The Belgian’s representative more defensive than offensive style, smartly reading the play and moving quickly around the court.
This tournament La Goff played one match less than opponents in the final, because the failure was in the quarterfinals of the Japanese Nishioka. But won in the semifinals with a good win over Gasquet 6-3, 6-4, and at the start of Cincinnati knocked out American Taylor Fritzshowing this season a very decent game.
Tennis players have a fresh background, playing both face-to-face match in the current season, not the tournament “Grand slam”.
The first fight took place in the 1/16 finals of the Open championship of Australia, where Medvedev was confident enough to deal with the Goffin 6-2, 7-6, 6-3.
The second meeting was held a little over a month ago on the same stage at Wimbledon, where the Belgian won a strong-willed 5-setevuyu victory 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. And in the final of the party strayed from the account 1-4.
The coefficients and forecast
Medvedev is the favorite in finals, which is not surprising taking into account not only the latest results of Daniel, but also the overall stability of the season. In his victory we see the coefficient of 1.48, on the Goffin – 2.83.
I think, the Russians do not have the right to lose the third final in a row, especially after the win against Djokovic. So expect his triumph and tell you to bet on negative odds, it is not excluded even in case of 3 sets match.