Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Tennis Betting Tip Medvedev to win – 21st February 2021

Medvedev worth some consideration to lift Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic / Serbia ©IMAGO / Hasenkopf 02/18/2021

SerbiaNovak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Russian Federation
21st February 0600hrs
Tennis – Australia – Australian Open
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: Even money odds taken 04:00 GMT February 20th, 2021

We are down to the final for Australian Open tennis betting and it is Novak Djokovic v Daniil Medvedev.

Djokovic is on the brink of what would be his 9th Australian Open title and he’s still going strong.

For Medvedev, this is another chance of making his breakthrough of his first Slam title.

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Novak Djokovic Preview – Can Djokovic make it number 9?

Novak Djokovic’s record at the Australian Open through his career just speaks for itself as it’s awe-inspiring.

He is an eight-time winner of the tournament and for the second time in his career, he is looking to complete a hattrick at the event.

His first came when he won it back to back in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

It’s a staggering record and he has claimed 8 of the last 13 editions of the Australian Grand Slam.

Djokovic heads into Sunday’s final as the favourite but only at a narrow 5/6* (odds taken 04:00 GMT February 20th, 2021).

It is not really a surprise that he is here fighting for another title in the showcase match.

But it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for him as he has uncharacteristically dropped at least a set in four of his six matches at the event.

You have come to expect a little more efficiency from Djokovic on the blue courts of Melbourne.

His notable victory came against Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals, who was the 6th seed at the tournament.

That set Djokovic up against surprise semi-finalist Aslan Karatsev who came from nowhere to reach the final four.

Our betting prediction:
Medvedev 3-2
5/1

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(odds taken 04:00 GMT February 20th, 2021)

 

Djokovic did win that in straight sets, and it wasn’t bad preparation for the final really as he didn’t have to find top gear.

Nothing about this final on Sunday though looks as if it is going to be easy for Djokovic against Medvedev.

We would expect at least one set to get away from Djokovic.

A Djokovic 3-1 set betting option in Australian Open tennis betting is at 4/1* (odds taken 04:00 GMT February 20th, 2021).

Will he successfully complete number nine?

The strange this is that the quicker courts have been suiting his game and giving him and vantage, but still dropped sets have come.

 

Daniil Medvedev Preview – Russian to trouble Djokovic again?

Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic have met seven times before and the head to head from that is surprising.

Medvedev only trails 3-4 having given Djokovic Plenty to think about from those previous clashes.

The most recent meeting that they had was at last year’s ATP Final with Medvedev winning in straight sets.

It is how the recent head to head has gone that is interesting.

Djokovic won the first three meetings, but Medvedev has since turned the tables, winning three of the last four.

In the match outright for tennis betting, Medvedev is an even-money shot* (odds taken 04:00 GMT February 20th, 2021).

This has been one previous Grand Slam meeting and that was the 2019 Australian Open, which Djokovic won in four sets.

This is the second Grand Slam semi-final for the 25 year old Russian, having lost to Rafa Nadal in the 2019 US Open final.

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Daniil Medvedev is rapidly establishing himself as one of the best in the game and he’s not without hope here.

His confidence and control on the court certainly is in top order at the moment.

It has been some campaign from him and Medvedev has looked better and better.

He crushed his fried Andrei Rublev ruthlessly in the quarterfinals.

Then in the semi-finals, he gave his old rival Stefanos Tsitsipas not a single way into the match, brushing the Greek star aside in straight sets.

All but one of Medvedev’s six match victories at the Australian Open this year has been in straight sets.

 

Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Betting Advice

Daniil Medvedev is strutting around with some confidence at the moment and he looks totally zoned in.

With the head to head between himself and Djokovic in his favour recently, there is a big temptation to go with Medvedev.

Does he have the tools to unravel Djokovic? Yes. And he is our even money pick in the outright* (odds taken 04:00 GMT February 20th, 2021).

 

Key Facts – Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Betting Tip

  • Novak Djokovic is an 8 time Australian Open Champion
  • Novak Djokovic leads the head to head 4-3 against Medvedev
  • Daniil Medvedev is in his second career Slam final

 

Djokovic is the king of Melbourne but he really hasn’t been severely tested and has still dropped sets in this campaign.

Medvedev has played remarkable stuff and totally routed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-final in a match where emotions could have run astray a little bit.

That to us proves his mental focus.

The Russian should be better at handling the big occasion on his second Grand Slam semi-final. He’s looked composed and ready to strike.

 

The best betting odds for Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic to win: 5/6 at Bet365
Daniil Medvedev to win: Evens at Bet365