Friday, February 19, 2021 00:04 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, tennis news) The 2021 Australian Open men’s singles semi-final match will be a confrontation between two unknown players: Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
24h.com.vn will report live this match, invite readers to pay attention to watch!
Video Tsitsipas unexpectedly defeated Nadal in the quarterfinals:
Daniil Medvedev (4th seed, 4th ATP) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th seed, 6th ATP): Around 3:30 pm, February 19, Australian Open men’s singles semifinal 2021
The fact that Tsitsipas overcame Nadal to reach the semi-finals this year was a big surprise, especially considering how the Greek player beat Nadal despite losing the first two sets. The mental factor will help Tsitsipas more confident when facing a Medvedev who maintains his peak form after an easy 3-set victory over fellow player Andrey Rublev, thereby raising the winning streak to 19.
Medvedev has a chance to hit 20 consecutive wins
This will be the sixth time Medvedev has clashed with Tsitsipas, in the context of Russian player Medvedev showing dominance with a score of 5-1 in head to head record. Remember at the meeting at the beginning of 2017 at the Indian Wells Masters, Tsitsipas had an act of provoking Medvedev at the handshake after the game, making the Russian player extremely angry.
In recent performances at the Australian Open 2021, Tsitsipas showed a combination of left shots, cuts and blocks. The Greek player also impressed at the return serves. In the quarterfinal match against Nadal, Tsitsipas won 40% and 30% return service points in sets 4 and 5, respectively.
But these Tsitsipas’ parameters are not as impressive as Medvedev, when the Russian player often won a lot of points in the first serve. serve 1.
Tsitsipas’ forward shots will play a key role in neutralizing Medvedev’s low shots. However, Tsitsipas often have difficulty in left kicks along the string, and can help Medvedev play the ball for longer. With the best two-handed backhand shot skills in the world, the Russian tennis player has many opportunities to continue.
(Sports news, tennis news) After the match with Tsitsipas, Nadal suffered from cramps in the press conference afterwards.