Daniil Medvedev will play against Cameron Norrie in the 2nd round in the Shanghai – Masters and we got todays tennis prediction for the match. The game is on Tuesday, 8 October and will not start before 12:00 UK.
Daniil Medvedev world number 4 is the man when we talk about playing on hard after Wimbledon. His first tournament was in Washington and he lost the final after two tiebreaks from Nick Kyrgios. His next tournament was Montreal – Masters and again the Russian was at the final but again lost this time from Rafa Nadal in 2 sets. In Cincinnati, he makes its third final in a row and this time he won the title after beating David Goffin. His next tournament was the US Open where he ended up playing for his first Grand Slam title but lost in 5 sets again from Rafael Nadal. That didn’t stop Medvedev and in his home country, he won in Saint Petersburg after beating Borna Coric. In his last 5 tournaments, Daniil played 5 finals.
Cameron Norrie world number 64 in his first major tournament on hard in the Montreal – Masters won in the 1st round against Marton Fucsovics but lost in the 2nd round Alexander Zverev. In Cincinnati, the British lost in the qualifications from Denis Kudla. In the US Open, he was favorite in the first round but lost after 5 sets from world number 80 Gregoire Barrere. After that, he flew to China and played in Zhuhai where he won his first game in the tournament against Peter Gojowczyk but Gael Monfils eliminated him. His next tournament was in Beijing and after 2 qualifications rounds he got to the 1st round and after Christian Garin retired he got to the 2nd but there he was stopped from Andy Murray. To play in the 1st round in the Shanghai – Masters Norrie had to play 2 qualifications and then he beat in 2 sets Gilles Simon to make it to the match against Medvedev.
They never had played before and there is no need to say who is the favorite. Medvedev finally rested after the title in Saint Petersburg and I expect to beat easily Cameron Norrie who hardly wins after the 1st round.
Todays tennis prediction: Medvedev 2:0