Nick Kyrgios thinks Daniil Medvedev will be extremely motivated to beat Jannik Sinner in Turin and he is predicting that exactly is going to happen. Today, world No 3 Medvedev will be battling against home favorite Sinner for a spot in the final at the ATP Finals.
So far, Sinner has been perfect in Turin as the Italian went 3-0 in the group stage. Undoubtedly, the entire arena will be on Sinner's side and throwing massive support the Italian's way right from the start. Medvedev will have to deal with a very difficult opponent and also having the entire arena against him but Kyrgios believes the Russian can find a way to win. "I think a key for Sinner is how well he’s going to come forward.
If he’s going to incorporate some serving volley, I don’t think he’s as comfortable coming forward as, say, Alcaraz is. And that showed today how successful it can be against Medvedev. I’m going to go with Medvedev.
I think he’s going to really want to get this one. This is going to be a big one against Italy, against Turin, against Sinner. I’m going to go Dr Octopus," Kyrgios said on Tennis Channel.
Kyrgios predicts Medvedev is going to beat Sinner
When Medvedev and Sinner today face off, it will be their ninth meeting.
Going into the match, Medvedev owns a 6-2 head-to-head record. So far this year, Medvedev and Sinner have clashed against each other four times. Earlier in the year, Medvedev beat Sinner in Rotterdam and Miami, respectively to improve to 6-0 against the Italian.
In October, Sinner finally claimed his first win over Medvedev when he defeated the Russian in Beijing. Sinner and Medvedev also recently met in Vienna, where the Italian earned a three-set win. It remains to be seen if Medvedev can beat Sinner today and end his two-match losing streak against the Italian.