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Novak Djokovic vs. Daniil Medvedev 2/21/21 - Australian Open Men Singles Picks & Predictions

Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Odds & Info

Game Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev
Date & Time Sunday February 21, 2021, 3:30 AM (EST)
Location
Rod Laver Arena Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
TV Channel
ESPN

Novak Djokovic has made it into the final of the 2021 Australian Open. Novak Djokovic will face Daniil Medvedev from Russia as both players battle for the first Grand Slam title of the season. 

Daniil Medvedev produced an outstanding display in the previous round where he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. Medvedev was outstanding throughout the match as he won over 90% of his service games and 5 return games. The receiving was especially strong from Daniil Medvedev as he won 45% of his receiving points. It has been a strong tournament for Medvedev as he has only lost 2 sets in the entire match. That being said, this is expected to be the toughest challenge Medvedev will face as he is playing against the number 1 seed. 

The Australian Open has always been a very strong tournament for Novak Djokovic with the Serbian superstar hoping to win his 9th title at Melbourne Park. Djokovic had a simple match in the previous round as he defeated his opponent in straight sets. Djokovic won around 85% of his service games and 6 return games to ease into the final of the tournament. That being said, Djokovic has won some big games in this tournament as he was made to defeat the likes of Milos Raonic and Alexander Zverev on his route to the final. Djokovic has been in this position many times before and will be hoping to repeat his many successful Australian Open final performances. 

Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic have played each other 7 times in the past with Djokovic winning on 4 occasions and Medvedev winning 3 times. The most recent match between these two players was in 2020 at the ATP Finals where Daniil Medvedev won in straight sets. Djokovic last defeated Medvedev at the 2020 ATP Cup. 

Free Tennis Pick:

Novak Djokovic

This should be an exceptional match between two elite tennis players. With that in mind, I am going to pick Novak Djokovic to win this match. Djokovic has the experience of winning big matches and I see that giving the Serbian superstar an edge in this match. It should be a close match but I see Djokovic being too strong. 

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