Top seed Daniil Medvedev plays fellow Next Gen clay court specialist Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Mallorca Open on Thursday, June 24. Get the live streaming options of this Daniil Medvedev v Casper Ruud match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Daniil Medvedev v Casper Ruud Head to Head
The players’ only previous meeting was at the ATP Cup at the start of the season and Medvedev won in straight sets.
Medvedev Comfort On Grass Improving as Wimbledon Nears
After a successful end to 2020 and a strong start to 2021 Down Under, Daniil Medvedev had a bout of Covid-19 that kept him out of the early portion of the clay court season. When he returned to the clay swing, it was a dismal run at both Madrid and Rome for the world number two as he headed to Roland Garros stating that clay was not a surface he enjoyed playing on.
It was a surprisingly good run for Medvedev at the French Open, where got his act together making the quarter-finals dropping only one set and looking in good touch and happy with his groundstrokes and game. Although Medvedev lost out to eventual runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarters, all things taken into consideration it was a good run at the clay slam for the Russian.
A disappointing first round loss at the ATP 500 in Halle against Jan-Lennard Struff marked the start of the grass swing for Medvedev, and thus the Russian decided to play here in Mallorca the week before Wimbledon.
Medvedev has not had the best of runs on grass in the past, making the third round at Wimbledon on two occasions, and being a semi-finalist at the ATP 500 at the Queen’s Club and in Eastbourne at the ATP 250 there.
The top-seed got off to a shaky start in his opener here against Frenchman Corentin Moutet, but came back quickly for a 6-4,6-2 win as he gets more confident on the grass with the third major of the year just around the corner.
Not Surface Of Choice, But Ruud Coasting So Far
Fifth seed Casper Ruud won his first tour-level match on grass as he defeated France’s Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the first round of Mallorca Championships and followed it up with another straight sets win against American Tennys Sandren in the next round.
The Norwegian, whose only previous grass-court appearance ended in a first-round defeat to John Isner at Wimbledon in 2019, has had a good season thus far primarily on his surface of choice, i.e. clay.
He has reached a career high world ranking of 14, claimed his second career title, reaching two Masters 1000 semifinals and beat two top 10 players in Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman. Ruud is known to be a clay courter and has come to grass with low expectations for himself but seems to be putting in the effort to get the results needed to establish himself on the surface.
Medvedev v Ruud Prediction and Tip
Both players have not met with much success on grass thus far in their careers and are using the week before Wimbledon to get accustomed to the surface. While both have looked comfortable this week, the Russian’s powerful serve and shot making is better suited for the surface. Expect Medvedev to make the final four in two competitive sets