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The third round of the Italian Open is set to witness a thrilling match between Bernabe Zapata Miralles and Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev is one of the top players in the world and inching closer to being second on the tour, but discounting Zapata Miralles in light of his performances on clay will be folly. The match is sure to be a battle between two talented players. Read our ATP Italian Open predictions in this article.
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Bernabe Zapata Miralles vs Daniil Medvedev – Match Predictions
- 1 Bernabe Zapata Miralles vs Daniil Medvedev – Match Predictions
- 2 Bernabe Zapata Miralles vs Daniil Medvedev Preview
- 3 Bernabe Zapata Miralles vs Daniil Medvedev Match Details
Over 19.5 Games
Bernabe Zapata Miralles saved six break points against Jan Kubler, winning 68% first serve points. While he made Kubler pay, breaking him five times during their duel, Daniil Medvedev will be a far tougher nut to crack. As compared to other surfaces, the Russian does not like clay much. However, he gave a good account of his abilities against Emil Ruusuvuori. He held his serve through the meeting while breaking his rival twice. With both Medvedev and Zapata Miralles only being broken twice in Rome Masters, expect a long duel that is decided by fine margins. They saw 17 and 18 games in their last matches respectively, but this one should be longer. Based on their form, Over 19.5 Games present good value with minimal risk.
2-0 to Daniil Medvedev
Despite previously struggling on clay, Medvedev has already secured five victories on the surface in 2023, a marked improvement from his past performances. This is still fewer than the 14 Zapata Miralles in the eight events he has participated in. Top ten rivals have made little work of the Spaniard but he will fancy his chances against Medvedev. While it will be a long-drawn battle, but it looks unlikely that the Russian ace would be troubled to accrue a set to his rival. Based on this, expect Medvedev to come out on top in straight sets.
Bernabe Zapata Miralles vs Daniil Medvedev Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.
Bernabe Zapata Miralles
Bernabe Zapata Miralles has been on an exceptional run on clay in 2023, winning an impressive 14 matches on his favoured surface. This is more than what Daniil Medvedev has achieved on clay since the start of 2020. While he has had a highly successful season on clay, his performance against top-10 players has been less impressive. He has only faced two top-ranked opponents this year, losing to both Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas by a significant margin.
In the second round of the Rome Masters, Daniil Medvedev had to work hard after a slow start to overcome Emil Ruusuvuori. This win was significant as Medvedev was one of the top 10 players who had not yet won a match at the Rome Masters. He has been displaying a newfound determination to succeed, which was evident in his performances at the Indian Wells and Miami Masters, where he made consecutive finals.
Bernabe Zapata Miralles vs Daniil Medvedev Head to Head
This is the first meeting between Bernabe Zapata Miralles and Daniil Medvedev on the ATP tour.
Bernabe Zapata Miralles vs Daniil Medvedev Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on 15 May.
- Who are the top seeds of the Italian Open? Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek are the top seeds in men’s and women’s singles events.
- Where can I watch Italian Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom
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