Medvedev vs Nadal Live Stream, Tips & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:

History is on the line for both Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev as the pair square off for the Australian Open title on Sunday night.

Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal Australian Open Live Stream, Tips, Predictions & Preview

Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal free Australian Open live stream tips, predictions and preview – Nadal has lost his last four Australian Open finals…

Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal Tips

Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open Men’s Singles Final
🗓 Date: Sunday January 30
 Time: From 7.30pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Rod Laver Arena

Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal Head to Head

Nadal leads 3-1

  • 2020 | ATP Finals SF | Medvedev 3-6 7-6 6-3
  • 2019 | ATP Finals RR | Nadal 6-7 6-3 7-6
  • 2019 | US Open Final | Nadal 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4
  • 2019 | Canada Final | Nadal 6-3 6-0

Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal Stats

  • Nadal has won three of the four previous meetings
  • Both players have won a set in the last three meetings
  • Nadal has lost his last four Australian Open finals
  • Medvedev is 19-1 in hardcourt slam matches since the start of 2021
  • There have been three tiebreaks in the last six sets between the pair
  • Medvedev has dropped a set in four of his last five matches
  • Nadal has dropped a set in three of his last four matches

Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal Prediction & Preview

It doesn’t get much bigger than this as Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal chase a shot at history when they meet for the 2022 Australian Open title on Sunday night in Melbourne.

Medvedev is bidding to become the first man in the Open Era to win his second major title immediately after his maiden slam following his sensational straight sets dispatch of Novak Djokovic in the US Open final last year, while Nadal is striving to become the first man to win 21 Grand Slam singles titles.

We all expected someone to be aiming for a 21st major title on this day before the tournament started, but it certainly wasn’t Nadal – however, the Spaniard has taken advantage of his draw opening up, avoiding the two players ranked higher than him in Djokovic and Alexander Zverev.

Incredibly, Nadal has the opportunity to win his second Australian Open crown 13 years after winning his first, when he backed up from a five-set epic over Fernando Verdasco in the semi-finals to down Roger Federer in the final.

Nadal has lost his last four Australian Open finals – and they’ve been some of his most heartbreaking defeats, including the longest final ever against Djokovic in 2012 at almost six hours, injuring his back in 2014 against Stan Wawrinka and going down in five sets against Federer in 2017.

Stating he was unsure if he’d ever pick a racquet up again following a foot injury in 2021, Nadal has bounced back in stunning fashion, going undefeated to start the season, which began with the 35-year-old winning the Melbourne Summer Set title.

Meanwhile, Medvedev continues to establish himself as the man most likely to take over from the ‘Big Three’, swiftly rising to challenge Djokovic as the best player in the world – and if he wins the title on Sunday night, the Russian will leapfrog the Serbian to No. 1 in February when the new rankings are updated.

Medvedev’s path to the final certainly hasn’t been without obstacles and the occasional blow-up, but the second seed has done a good job of dealing with the pressure that comes with being a slam tournament favourite for the first time in his career following the absence of Djokovic.

The 25-year-old needed four sets to overcome the challenges of big-serving Nick Kyrgios and Maxime Cressy before saving a match point in an epic five-set quarter-final against Felix Auger-Aliassime. Medvedev admitted he wasn’t sure how he was going to back up after that near five-hour contest, but he did so with aplomb against Stefanos Tsitsipas, raising his game to supreme levels in the third set to ultimately run away with the semi-final 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4 6-1.

Now Medvedev gets his shot at history and revenge over Nadal, who edged him in five sets in the 2019 US Open final. Medvedev is a much better and more experienced player today, while Nadal has continued to gradually decline – although he is still clearly very much a top five player.

Overall, Medvedev is the deserved favourite. The Russian is a human backboard on hardcourt and simply doesn’t miss, especially in the pressure moments. If he could stretch Nadal to five sets in 2019, he should be able to come out on top in 2022 as his career continues to peak. Both players have dropped sets over their last few matches, so I’m expecting Nadal to snatch a set (or maybe two), but this is Medvedev’s time and I’m expecting the Russian to pick up his second consecutive major title on Sunday night.

Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal Live Stream

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