In parallel with the start of today’s qualification “masters” in Montreal, in Washington will be determined by the final pair in the men’s Citi Open tournament category 500. To the delight of the Russian audience in the second semi-final will play Daniil Medvedev, who will fight with sensational Lucky Loser nemcom Peter Voicecom.
- Peter Woewchik
- Daniil Medvedev
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
S0-year-old German – the main sensation of the Washington tournament. Peter here speaks for the first time and lost already at the start of the qualifying in three sets to Donald young. But, having received from the organizers a Lucky Loser, surprised already at the start of the main draw, having beaten out from struggle of Russian Andrey Rublev 7-6, 4-6, 7-6. The next offender of Goetica was the recent champion of Atlanta Alex De Minaurwho was unable to take even a set (3:6, 6:7). In 1/8 finals of the Germans outplayed the formidable canadian Milos Raonic, making the break in every game and not once having his serve 6-4, 6-4. Finally, in the quarterfinals Peter has understood three sets with the first racket of Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
It’s hard to find the real reason for such a transformation. But one can say exactly – Woewchik felt the confidence, and stop it will be Oh how not easy, even a master like Medvedev. Unless, of course, the Germans will not burn out mentally in the first semi-final of the tournament of this category in his career.
The first racket of Russia met here as one of the top favorites as the third seed. Daniel, as the participants of the second semi-final Zizipus and Kirios, has not lost in Washington in their three previous match a single set. Although the rivals were Tafu in the 1/8 final and Cilic in the quarterfinals. The most difficult was to get the victory against the experienced Croatian, where the first set was decided by one break of the Russians, and the second Medvedev put the squeeze on the opponent in the 13th game.
It is evident that Daniel did not waste time after being eliminated in the third round of Wimbledon and went to the start of the US Open series in good shape.
It is worth noting that the Russians played in this season on hard for the fourth semi-final. In its assets the victory in Brisbane and Sofia, and the defeat in Rotterdam. Plus Medvedev have reached this stage on gruntovykh in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
The players will play among themselves the second time. The first confrontation took place in 2015-m to year in the 1/8 finals of the Shanghai Challenger, ending a difficult strong-willed victory of the Russian 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. And the Russians then was considered a clear underdog, and in Victoria it was possible to put a factor of 3.6. Now the situation is completely opposite.
The coefficients and forecast
Medvedev pronounced favorite in this semifinal pairs that you would expect and looks to be consistent with the current rating of the opponents and results in 2019 year. The victory of Daniel we see the coefficient of 1.18 on Goetica – 5.2. And despite the fact that the Germans passed a very complex mesh, and apparently found his game after getting a Lucky Loser from the tournament organizers. Still, four consecutive victories over rivals, standing much higher in the rankings is no Fluke, but a sign of good form.
As a consequence, I propose to stop in terms of forecast for the total version top games in the area of 21.5, which may come even in the case of a dry victory of one of the players, if one of the sets it comes to tie-break.