World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev will face Felix Auger-Aliassime on the road he believes will lead him to his second Grand Slam title when these two meet at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on January 26, 2022.
- Daniil Medvedev vs Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Tennis – Australian Open, Quarterfinals
- Date – 26/1/2022
- Starting time – 3.30 AM ET
- Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Daniil Medvedev Stats & Form
Daniil Medvedev entered the tournament as the top contender to win the title and he still holds that epithet. The Russian won his first major at the US Open last season and is trying to do the same, this time in Melbourne. The 25-year-old lost the opening match in 2022 to Ugo Humbert and has won the next seven.
In Melbourne, he started with an easy win over Henri Laaksonen 6-1, 6-4, 7-6. Medvedev faces Nick Kirgyos in the second round winning in four sets 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Botic Van De Zandschulp was the only player who won a set against Medvedev at last year’s US Open but failed to do so this time, as the Russian won 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. In Round 16, Medvedev needed 3 and a half hours to go past Maxime Cressy for final 6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5. Medvedev converted 85% of his first serves and 64% on his second allowing only one break-point.
Daniil Medvedev News
Last season, Medvedev made it to the final in Melbourne where he lost to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.
Felix Auger-Aliassime Stats & Form
Felix Auger-Aliassime is one of the rising stars on the ATP tour reaching the top 10 in 2021. Last season the Canadian was 38-24 including 19-10 on hard surface.
He started 2022 successfully winning the ATP Cup with Canada. At the Australian Open, things have been difficult so far but Auger-Aliassime has survived. In the opening round, Auger-Aliassime came back from 2-1 down to defeat Emil Ruusuvuori by 6-4, 0-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. In the second, he won three of the four tie-breaks for a 3-1 win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The third-round match should have been tougher but Auger-Aliassime cruised past Daniel Evans winning 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in less than 2 hours. The 21-year-old showed his toughness against Marin Cilic in Round 16 as he won both tie-breaks in the match for final 2-6, 7-6, 6-2, 7-6. Auger-Aliassime served well throughout the match winning 86% of his first serve. He hit 22 aces and had 15 break-points but converted only two.
Felix Auger-Aliassime News
The Canadian has made appearances in the last three Australian Open tournaments making to the Round 16 last year as his best result so far.
Daniil Medvedev and Felix Auger-Aliassime Head-to-Head Stats
Medvedev and Auger-Aliassime have played three times so far with the Canadian winning only one set. Medvedev won 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 in Montreal in 2018. Last season at the US Open semifinals it was 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 for Medvedev and the Russian also won at the beginning of this year 6-4, 6-0 at the ATP Cup.
Daniil Medvedev and Felix Auger-Aliassime Betting Odds
Medvedev is a huge favorite coming into this match with -769 odds in his favor. The odds for Auger-Aliassime win are at 490.
The total games margin is 35.5 with both ways at -111.
Daniil Medvedev is a much better and more experienced player than Felix Auger-Aliassime and will prove that once again. Medvedev is gunning the world No. 1 position this season and there is no better way to start than with a Grand Slam victory. Auger-Aliassime has his qualities but will not be able to do anything against Medvedev who is expected to win in straight sets.
- Tip Quote (Medvedev win): -769 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Aliassime win): 490 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Daniil Medvedev -2.5 sets (114 by 22bet)