Cressy vs Medvedev: prediction for the Australian Open match
Cressy's performance is, perhaps, the biggest sensation at the current Australian Open. Hardly anyone could have predicted that he would reach the fourth round of the competition before the start of the major. Nevertheless, the American tennis player has been excellent and defeated such difficult opponents as John Isner (7-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4), Tomas Machac (6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 7- 6) and Christopher O'Connell (6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2).
Medvedev has his eyes on the Grand Slam trophy. The Russian had difficulties only in the second round match against Nick Kyrgios (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2). In the other duels, he closed his opponents in three straight sets - first Henry Laaksonen (6-1, 6-4, 7-6), then Botic Van de Zandshulp (6-4, 6-4, 6-2). Last year, Medvedev was the runner-up at the Australian Open, and he clearly is intent to win this time.
Cressy played 6 tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
In 3 of Medvedev's last 5 matches, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Cressy has reached the last 16 at the Australian Open for the first time in his career. This is an excellent result for the American tennis player. He has nothing to lose now and will go all in against second seed Medvedev. This might be a long match.
Our prediction - total over 30 games
Medvedev is the favourite here, but we think that Cressy will be able to put up a good fight and maintain the difference of eight games.
Second wager - handicap (+8) to Cressy