Daniil Medvedev, the seventh seed, will play Marcos Giron in the Australian Open first round on Monday.
The Adelaide International 1, where the Russian began his 2023 campaign, has him as the top seed. After Lorenzo Sonego withdrew due to injury in the first round against him, he advanced to the round of 16 opponents. A 6-0, 6-3 victory against Miomir Kecmanovic allowed Medvedev to advance to the quarterfinals. Here, he overcame fellow countryman Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 to earn a matchup with Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Medvedev ultimately fell to the Serb, 6-3, 6-4.
Beginning his 2023 campaign at the Adelaide International 1, Marcos Giron defeated Richard Gasquet 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 7-5 to go to the second round. However, he was defeated by Alexei Popyrin 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. The American then participated in the ASB Classic in Auckland, where he defeated Federico Coria in the opening round 6-7(5), 6-4, and 7-5. Following that, he defeated JJ Wolf 6-4, 6-4 to get to the quarterfinals. The 29-year-old here fell to eventual runner-up Cameron Norrie 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2.
Medvedev vs Giron Match Details
Tournament: Australian Open
Date: January 16
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
Round: First round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: A$76,500,000
Medvedev vs Giron Head-to-Head Record
In the second round of the 2020 Cincinnati Masters, Medvedev defeated Giron 6-4, 6-4 to take a 1-0 lead in their head-to-head matchup.
Medvedev vs Giron Prediction
Given his prowess on hard courts, Medvedev will go into the match as the clear favourite. With his serve, effective groundstrokes, and return game, the 26-year-old will be challenging for Giron to manage. If Giron wants to have any chance against the former World No. 1, he must bring his “A” game. Since Medvedev is by far the better player of the two, he should have little issue advancing to the Australian Open’s second round.
Prediction: Medvedev to win in straight sets
Medvedev Last three performances
- Adelaide International 1: Semifinal- l. Djokovic 3-6, 4-6
- Adelaide International 1: Quarterfinal- b. Khachanov 6-3, 6-3
- Adelaide International 1: Second round- b. Kecmanovic 6-0, 6-3
Giron Last three performances
- ASB Classic: Quarterfinal- l. Norrie 1-6, 7-6(5), 2-6
- ASB Classic: Second round- b. Wolf 6-4, 6-4
- ASB Classic: First round- b. Coria 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5
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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