Medvedev vs Kecmanovic: prediction for the Los Cabos Open match
Daniil Medvedev celebrated his 200th victory on hard in the quarterfinal match against Richardas Berankis (6-2, 6-2). Only 19 other modern tennis players can boast the same achievement and only Murray, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have a better win percentage on this surface. In the opening round of the Los Cabos Open, the Russian outplayed Rinky Hijikata in straight sets(6-3, 6-4).
At the current tournament, Miomir Kecmanovic cruised past his opponents without dropping a set. He defeated Jordan Thompson and Brandon Nakashima with the same score (6-4, 6-2). In total, the Serbian athlete played 18 matches on hard courts this year and won in 14 of them.
No tie-breaks were played in 4 of the last 5 matches of Kecmanovic.
In 3 of Medvedev's last 5 matches, no more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Kecmanovic and Medvedev have already met this year. At the clay-court major in Paris, Medvedev beat the Serb in straight sets. We doubt that Kecmanovic will be able to put up a fight in the upcoming match and will be backing the favorite.
Our prediction — handicap (-4) to Medvedev
Medvedev has been excellent at the current tournament and should confidently overcome the opponent. This is likely to be a short fight, so take the under.
Second prediction — total under 22.5 games