On Tuesday, the Astana Open’s opening round will feature Albert Ramos Vinolas versus second seed Daniil Medvedev.
At the Los Cabos Open, the Russian has only triumphed in one championship this year, defeating Cameron Norrie in the final. He also advanced to the Australian Open final, when he was defeated by Rafael Nadal in five sets. Medvedev rose to the top spot this year but recently dropped to No. 2 after losing in the fourth round of the US Open. The 26-year-old then participated in the Moselle Open in Metz before being defeated by Stan Wawrinka in his opening match.
The Cordoba Open victory, which he achieved by defeating Alejandro Tabilo in the final, is Ramos Vinolas’ most important accomplishment so far this season. The Spaniard was eliminated from the US Open in the second round by Marin Cilic. Then, while representing Spain at the Davis Cup Finals, he defeated Laslo Djere in his sole singles encounter and prevailed.
Medvedev vs Ramos Vinolas Match Details
Tournament: Astana Open
Date: October 4, 2022
Venue: Astana, Kazakhstan
Round: First round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $3,728,045
Medvedev vs Ramos Vinolas Head-to-Head Record
Ramos Vinolas and Medvedev have faced each other once before, with Medvedev winning at the 2019 Barcelona Open.
Medvedev vs Ramos Vinolas Prediction
Ramos-Vinolas enjoys playing from the baseline and is an excellent defender. When Medvedev goes on the attack, the Spaniard’s court coverage will be useful, and he will need to be much more aggressive if he is to have any hope of defeating Medvedev. Ramos-Vinolas has a dismal 4-7 win-loss record on hardcourts this year, which is similarly below average. Unless Medvedev is having a bad day, he should easily make it to the round of 16 players.
Prediction: Medvedev to win in straight sets
Medvedev Last three performances
- Moselle Open: Second round- l. Wawrinka 4-6, 7-6(7), 3-6
- US Open: Fourth round- l. Kyrgios 6-7(11), 6-3, 3-6, 2-6
- US Open: Third round- b. Wu 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Ramos Vinolas Last three performances
- Genoa Challenger: Quarterfinal- l. Pellegrino 6-2, 6-7, 6-7
- Genoa Challenger: Second round- b. Vavassori 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
- Genoa Challenger: First round- b. Krumich 2-6, 7-6, 6-0
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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