Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev Australian Open Tennis Prediction and Pick 1/26/24
Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev
Jan 26, 2024
Daniil Medvedev -143 / Alexander Zverev +115 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Third seed Daniil Medvedev will face rival Alexander Zverev in the second semifinal at the 2024 Australian Open. The match will be played on Friday, January 26, 2024. Here's our Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev prediction.
Daniil Medvedev addressed last year's mishap when he lost to Sebastian Korda in the third round of the Australian Open. He made sure history won't repeat itself, scaling a tough hurdle in his second-round match against Emil Ruusuvuori, in which he fought back from two sets to love down to win in five sets. Only one of Medvedev's five matches during the fortnight has been in straight sets, and surprisingly, it was against Felix Auger-Aliassime, a man who previously held a match point against him at this tournament. Medvedev survived another rollercoaster in the quarterfinal against Hubert Hurkacz, which turned out to be his second five-setter of this year's tournament. He'll now take on the man who has authored the biggest upset of the 2024 Australian Open - Alexander Zverev.
Alexander Zverev defied the odds to beat World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4. Zverev looked on course to a straight-set win when he led the young Spaniard 5-2 in the third set before he took his eyes off the ball. He was nearly made to pay as Alcaraz began to find his feet into the contest and forced a fourth set. Credit to the German who regained his composure to see out the match in four. Like Medvedev, Zverev has also played a pair of five-set matches at this year's Australian Open, and only one of his five wins was in straight sets. So, there is clearly no advantage regarding time spent on the court during the fortnight.
Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev prediction
Daniil Medvedev leads Alexander Zverev 11-7 in their head-to-head. The Russian has won five of their last six matches. However, it has to be pointed out that most of Medvedev's victories were recorded when Zverev was in the early stages of his comeback from a gruesome ankle injury in the first half of last season. The oddsmakers can't seem to separate these two, giving Medvedev just a slight advantage in this match, which just about sounds right. But it defies logic that Zverev has gotten better in his level and competitive spirit after playing the most matches of any player at the tournament and winning nine of ten matches played since the turn of the year. That run included a title win at the United Cup, where he played a pivotal role in Germany's success. There's a good reason that Zverev will still keep up that purple patch after scoring his biggest win since rejoining the tour, and he is worth investing in at evens.