Andrey Rublev v Daniil Medvedev Odds and Picks

by Matt Porter
August 16th 2019, 10:02am

The quarter-final stage is upon us in Cincinnati and we have an all-Russian clash to entertain the crowd tonight in what should be an enthralling match mainly played from the back of the court, with action is set to get underway at 7pm Eastern.

This isn’t the clash most tennis fans were hoping to see on the center court tonight as those who had bought tickets would have been expecting to Roger Federer until his shock defeat yesterday saw him depart the tournament.

Match Winner

No one expected to see Andrey Rublev here but he arrives after a string of upsets and has certainly earnt his place on merit.

He has beaten the top two Swiss players in the World and having knocked out Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday he followed it up with a sensational victory over Roger Federer yesterday in straight sets.

In truth, the Swiss genius looked like he wasn’t interested at times and is clearly now coming to the end of his incredible career but the young Russian still had to hold his nerve to get the job done and did so even when under pressure in the closing stages.

Rublev and Federer at the Cincinnati net

Daniil Medvedev is an entertaining player capable of some tremendous shots from the back of the court and comes into this match as the favorite despite the escapades of his opponent.

His route to the final has been easier than his compatriot but he’s still faced some tough matches to get here and many have been slightly surprised at the ease of which he has worked his way through the draw.

Kyle Edmund was first up and was ruthlessly despatched, breaking his serve three times along the way to a comfortable victory.

Benoit Paire was his next victim again coming through with relative ease and he saved his best until last with his performance yesterday - a total demolition of Jan-Lennard Struff in under an hour, only losing three games in the whole match to the German player.

Set Betting

He still hasn’t dropped a set and is considered by many to be playing the best tennis of his career at this point in time.

These two have only played one match against each other and that was three years ago on the Challenger tour in Budapest, it was Medvedev who got the better of his opponent that day with a comfortable victory, winning the match by a 6-3, 6-2 scoreline on the indoor hard court.

These two aren’t said to be the best of friends and that could lead to a feisty encounter.

Our Pick

Daniil Medvedev to win the match 2-0 at -105 with FanDuel

It’s fairly common in tennis for a player to suffer a big reality check after a huge upset and that is exactly what will probably happen to Andrey Rublev here.

Daniil Medvedev has been playing sensational tennis all week and still hasn’t yet dropped a set, that can continue here and he can advance to the last four with another straight-sets victory.