US Open Men's Final preview

Medvedeev: The final hurdle for a 19th Slam

After two weeks of grueling tennis, a few surprises and entertainment all across, we have our final two men – Daniel ‘The Bad Boy’ Medvedeev, and Nadal. Before the tournament started, we had predicted Medvedeev to go the deepest in the tournament amongst the young guns and win the US Open if not the top-three (https://www.aibetzy.com/BetzyBlog/US-Open-2019%3A-A-preview) . He did not prove us wrong.

Nadal had an easy draw, and with the form he has shown since April, the question remained of who his opponent in the final would be. The two players have met only once, recently in Rogers’ cup final, where Nadal won the one-sided match. Medvedeev seemed to have phased out after losing the first set. However, Medvedeev hasn’t lost a match since. He has beaten the injured Djokovic in Cincinnati, hard hitting Wawrinka in the US Open even though he had an injury in his thigh, and then made the match with Dimitrov completely one-sided after the first set.

Nadal has experience and possibly the entire stadium at his side except maybe for the partisan Federer fans. It will be a good battle between a player whose game is based on power and a strong forehand against a player who is weak in physique but solid in serves and a very consistent game with flat power hitting. Lack of experience in slam finals will make Nadal a huge favorite tomorrow but looking at how Medvedeev has coped with pressure and adversity in the tournament, it would be difficult to completely lay-him off. The bookmaker odds do reflect that, and have made Nadal 80% probable to win his fourth US Open.

In the bookmakers market, the only odds which have value is Medvedeev to win a set at 1.76. Considering the two days rest he had after his match with Wawrinka, and the easy manner in which he demolished Dimitrov, I would be very surprised if the match ends in 3 sets. Nadal will have to play a lot behind the baseline in the first set to overcome the hard, flat and fast serve from Medvedeev. If lucky, Medvedeev should win the first set in a tie-breaker. His match style and overall competence has significantly increased since his loss to Nadal a month ago.

As a Nadal fan, I don’t mind him winning a set if he loses the match eventually. Our tip: Medvedeev to win a set.After two weeks of grueling tennis, a few surprises and entertainment all across, we have our final two men – Daniel ‘The Bad Boy’ Medvedeev, and Nadal. Before the tournament started, we had predicted Medvedeev to go the deepest in the tournament amongst the young guns and win the US Open if not the top-three (https://www.aibetzy.com/BetzyBlog/US-Open-2019%3A-A-preview) . He did not prove us wrong.

 

Nadal had an easy draw, and with the form he has shown since April, the question remained of who his opponent in the final would be. The two players have met only once, recently in Rogers’ cup final, where Nadal won the one-sided match. Medvedeev seemed to have phased out after losing the first set. However, Medvedeev hasn’t lost a match since. He has beaten the injured Djokovic in Cincinnati, hard hitting Wawrinka in the US Open even though he had an injury in his thigh, and then made the match with Dimitrov completely one-sided after the first set.

 

Nadal has experience and possibly the entire stadium at his side except maybe for the partisan Federer fans. It will be a good battle between a player whose game is based on power and a strong forehand against a player who is weak in physique but solid in serves and a very consistent game with flat power hitting. Lack of experience in slam finals will make Nadal a huge favorite tomorrow but looking at how Medvedeev has coped with pressure and adversity in the tournament, it would be difficult to completely lay-him off. The bookmaker odds do reflect that, and have made Nadal 80% probable to win his fourth US Open.

 

In the bookmakers market, the only odds which have value is Medvedeev to win a set at 1.76. Considering the two days rest he had after his match with Wawrinka, and the easy manner in which he demolished Dimitrov, I would be very surprised if the match ends in 3 sets. Nadal will have to play a lot behind the baseline in the first set to overcome the hard, flat and fast serve from Medvedeev. If lucky, Medvedeev should win the first set in a tie-breaker. His match style and overall competence has significantly increased since his loss to Nadal a month ago.

 

As a Nadal fan, I don’t mind him winning a set if he loses the match eventually. Our tip: Medvedeev to win a set.

 

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