Daniil Medvedev vs Jiri Lehecka - Madrid Open Tennis Prediction and Pick 5/2/24

Daniil Medvedev vs Jiri Lehecka

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Daniil Medvedev -178 / Jiri Lehecka +145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Third seed Daniil Medvedev will face Czech rising star Jiri Lehecka in the quarterfinal of the 2024 Madrid Open. The match is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2024. Here's our Daniil Medvedev vs Jiri Lehecka prediction.

Daniil Medvedev vs Jiri Lehecka Preview

Daniil Medvedev is getting the job done at the Madrid Open without looking at his best. The Russian has been ugly in winning, which is an attribute that you would associate with the top-ranked players, especially if they are not having a good day at the office. Medvedev survived a pair of three-set wins over Matteo Arnaldi and Sebastian Korda, needing to recover from a set down in each of those victories. That trend nearly continued against mercurial Kazakh Alexander Bublik, but the World No. 4 won an hour-long first set in a tie-break before cruising to a 7-6, 6-4 win.

Jiri Lehecka has recovered from a back injury that ruled him out of action for precisely a month, and he has made a seamless transition to clay. The World No.31 began his Madrid Open campaign with wins over Next Gen star Hamad Medjedovic and Brazilian left-hander Thiago Monteiro. The match against Monteiro was a perfect prep for his fourth-round match against the greatest lefty of them all - Rafael Nadal. The young Czech had to deal with a rowdy crowd and the indefatigable Spanish legend to earn a spot in the quarterfinal. Lehecka took down Nadal in straight sets with some clutch serving and patient point construction. Let's see if he can keep up this level.

Daniil Medvedev vs Jiri Lehecka Head-To-Head

Daniil Medvedev leads Jiri Lehecka 1-0 in their head-to-head. He earned a retirement win over the Czech youngster at the 2023 Wimbledon while leading two sets to love.

Daniil Medvedev vs Jiri Lehecka Prediction

This is officially Daniil Medvedev's best run at the Madrid Open. Despite his documented struggles on clay and his self-confessed hate for the surface, Medvedev continues to pull off unexpected wins. Although beating Lehecka should be expected, the Czech is rapidly improving and is more at home on clay. He doesn't lack the ability to generate his own pace and has been serving immaculately during the fortnight. Taking the set handicap +1.5 on Lehcka is a no-brainer here, which means we only need the 30th seed to win at least one set in the match.

Recommended bet: Lehecka to win a set

Value bet: Lehecka ML

Nur’s Pick Jiri Lehecka Set Handicap +1.5

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