After conquering Novak, can Jannik Sinner win his first Grand Slam title?
Jannik Sinner vs Daniil Medvedev
Two enthralling Semi Finals with Sinner conquering Novak Djokovic, while Medvedev had to spend another 4+ hours on court to overcome Alexander Zverev moving his tournament total to over 20 hours on court – around six more hours than Sinner across the fortnight.
These two have met nine times across their career and Medvedev leads the head-to-head 6-3, but Sinner has won their last three matches all coming in the last six months where the Italian has improved in leaps and bounds.
Despite this, the $1.29 match price is ridiculously short for the Italian – the three wins have been far from regulation. In Beijing Sinner won 7-6 7-6, Vienna it was 7-6 4-6 6-3 and in the Tour Finals he also needed three sets winning 6-3 6-7 6-1.
The Djokovic win might be slightly misleading in this – don’t get me wrong it’s an enormous win by the Italian, but I can’t remember the Serbian playing as bad as that for a very long time. That Semi Final landed on 37 total games still, and I can’t see Medvedev getting blown away that heavily.
With Sinner and Medvedev playing in four tiebreaks from their last eight sets, I expect to see at least one in this Final in a match where both players should win a set. The Medvedev fatigue to play a factor in this, Sinner in four.