Jordan Thompson will face Daniil Medvedev at 1/8-finals of Sydney ATP 250 Tournament. Sydney grown Jordan will play against Russian Daniil. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Jordan is a great young talented Australian player with most finals of his career in 2018. Thompson have reached eight Challenger Finals last season with winning 3 of them and rised in top 75 ATP rated players. Last year Thompson won 32 matches form 47 on hard court. 24 years old player have gained lots of experience during last year and should try his capability in ATP bigger tournaments.
Last year at Sydney tournament Thomspon have lost first match against oldie Paolo Lorenzi. This year Australian have already won 2 matches against A. Mannarino and A. Bolt. However he lost in two sets against another great Sydney grown A. De Minaur in Round of 16 of Brisbane ATP tournament. Thompson likes to play on Hardcourt as well as his opponent D. Medvedev.
Daniil is one of the greatest young players of our time as a result he played best career year in. Last year Medvedev have reached 5 ATP Tournament Finals and won 3 of them. Medvedev have qualified to Sydney tournament and then won it against A. De Minaur. The final became the youngest since 2007 when 20-year-old Rafael Nadal defeated 19-year-old Novak Djokovic in the final of Indian Wells. Later this year talent won against Nishikori in Japan ATP Tournament Final and Steve Johnson in Winston-Salem Open Final in the United States.
This year Medvedev started with a perfect run in Brisbane ATP Tournament and lost only in Final against Kei Nishikori. The year started very well and it could be even better if Russian will repeat last year made performance in Sydney. The result that he is showing today he is totally ready to be one of the greatest tennis players ever on the same level with Federer, Djokovic and Nadal. Medvedev likes to play on Hardcourt, that’s because he is favorite in almost all matches.
Daniil Medvedev and Jordan Thomspon have met 2 times in the year 2015 then Daniil just started his pro career. Most interesting fact that Daniil have lost both times to Jordan in easy two sets matches. This time Medvedev have gained lots of experience and ready to face Australian again and take revenge.