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Round of 16
On Thursday, world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev will face Denis Shapovalov in the third round of the Cincinnati Open.
Medvedev joined the competition after losing to Nick Kyrgios in his first round in Montreal. In the second round of the Cincinnati Open, he defeated the tough Botic van de Zandschulp 6-4, 7-5.
The Russian has had an outstanding year, rising to the top of the ATP rankings. However, his results have not yet matched his rankings. He reached the Australian Open final for the second year in a row, losing 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 against Rafael Nadal in what was possibly his worst defeat of his
He also reached the finals of the Libema Open and the Halle Open, but it was only in the Los Cabos Open that he defeated Cameron Norrie 7-5, 6-0 to snap his title drought.career.
Shapovalov has dropped significantly in the rankings. Earlier this year, the Canadian was ranked No. 12 in the world, but he is currently at No. 21. This season, he has only 19 victories from 36 matches.
He started the year strongly, winning the ATP Cup for Canada and reaching the Australian Open semifinals, where he took eventual champion Rafael Nadal to five sets.
Shapovalov arrived in Cincinnati after a disappointing first-round loss to Alex de Minaur in his native nation. He appears to be finding his feet in the United States, having defeated Grigor Dimitrov in the first round and Tommy Paul in the second.
Expert Betting Tips
The forthcoming match has no apparent favourite because both have experienced periods of doubt during their prior confrontations. Medvedev, on the other hand, should be able to rely on his expertise to get to the quarterfinals.
- Handiсap Denis Shapovalov (+4.5) for 1.88
- Total Under 21.5 for 1.89
- Total Even - Yes for 1.87