Daniil Medvedev is about to start his campaign in a convincing style. The Russian superstar will now try and win the Indian Wells after success at the US Open. In his way lies the American Mackenzie McDonald. This match should be an easy win for the Russian considering the past encounters between the two players.
Will the Russian outshine his opponent? How have the past encounters between the two been? Who has come out on top? Let us try and find out the answers to some questions.
Daniil Medvedev v/s M. McDonald – Head to Head
If we look back, we find that these two players have previously met each other on four occasions. On all the four times that the players met, it was the Russian powerhouse who stole the show. Maintaining a 100% record, the world number 2 player will now try to make it 5 in a row when he faces the American.
Top seed @DaniilMedwed warming up ahead of his R2 match against Mackie McDonald tomorrow.
— Parsa (@Parsa_Nemati) October 8, 2021
Let us look at the stats when the players met and who has a chance to get it this time around.
- ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells- 2019: This was the first-ever meeting between the two stars. In this match, it was the Russian who showed no signs of downfall and went on to win the match easily with a scoreline of 7-5, 6-0.
- Barcelona, Spain- 2019: The same year, the players faced off once again. This time, the venue was different but the results were still the same. The world number 2 player won it pretty easily with a scoreline of 6-3, 6-2.
- Australian Open- 2021: Two years later, the players met for the third time. It was now the Australian Open and the standards were set high. In the round of the 16 matches, it was again the Russian who performed and won the encounter with 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.
- ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Open- 2021: In the fourth encounter between the players the result was still the same. Daniil Medvedev came in with huge confidence and won the round of 32 match quite comfortably. The scoreline read 6-2, 6-2 in favor of the US Open winner.
— Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (@bcnopenbs) April 25, 2019
Who will win this time around?
As per the odds and considering the form Daniil Medvedev is in, it is quite obvious that the Russian has the chance to clinch the match and proceed in the next match. But given the home advantage the American player will possess, he will also try to perform his best and win the encounter.
It will be interesting to see which player emerges out on top and proceeds into the next round.