Australian Open Free Play: Daniil Medvedev vs Vasek Pospisil Preview

Medvedev vs Pospisil Betting Preview

With the exception of Rafael Nadal in 2009 and Stan Wawrinka in 2014, the men’s’ Australian Open has been won by either Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer every year since 2006. Djokovic has won the Australian Open a record eight times. Can anyone take the 2021 crown away from him? WagerTalk tennis handicapper Nick Borrman offers his thoughts on Daniil Medvedev as he begins his quest for the first major of 2021.

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Nobody is playing better than Medvedev right now. He closed out last year with a win in Paris knocking of Alexander Zverev in the final and then followed that up winning the ATP Finals. He beat Zverev again, followed by Djokovic, Schwartzman, Nadal and then Thiem in the final to capture his first ATP Finals crown. That is an impressive run against the best in the world.

He has picked right up where he left off last year winning all four matches in the ATP Cup to warm up for the Open beating Schwartzman, Zverev once again and Matteo Berrettini.

Medvedev is top-15 on Tour with his serve but there are a lot of good servers on Tour who don’t know how to return the ball. To separate yourself from the pack on the ATP Tour, you have to be able to return the ball and that is what separates Medvedev who currently ranks No. 5 on Tour with his return.

Pospisil is a tough opponent and could give Medvedev a little trouble early on in the match but ultimately in a best of five, Medvedev will wear him down. Medvedev beat Pospisil 2-1 in October after losing the first set 4-6. He then followed that up winning sets two and three 6-3, 6-2 showing the longer the match goes, the more he will impose his will as he simply does not get fatigued. I’m confident he will win in three sets and cover the 8 games.



Meet the Capper: Nick Borrman

Nick Borrman fell in love with professional β€˜football’ (as anyone outside of the United States would refer to it) the first time he attended an MLS game seven years ago. Now, he uses statistical analysis as well as current trends to successfully find value on soccer matches across the globe. Borrman focuses much of his attention on the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and Serie A, as well as the most prestigious tournament of them all, the Champions League. Of course, you can’t forget the fast-growing MLS which finishes the year-round soccer schedule through the summer months in North America. Borrman derives many of his plays from his model forecasts and releases plays several days ahead of time to consistently beat line moves.


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