The former World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev face off on Saturday in the Astana Open with a spot in the final on the line. Here you can follow Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev, prediction, time, head-to-head, preview, and how to watch live.
🆚 Match: Novak Djokovic (4) vs Daniil Medvedev (2)
🇰🇿 Competition: Astana Open (ATP 500)
🎾 Round: Semi-Finals
🗓 Date: Saturday, 8 Oct. 2022
🕗 Start Time: Noon GMT
🏟 Venue: Center Court, National Tennis Center in Astana, Kazakhstan
Coming in hot in Astana 🔥
Who will reach the final? 🔮@ktf_kz | #AstanaOpen pic.twitter.com/hKP2dREHuH
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 8, 2022
The 21-time Grand Slam champions Novak Djokovic is having a magnificent season. The Serb has already won three titles this year despite being prohibited in Australia and America due to his unvaccinated status against Covid.
Djokovic has won the Italian Open and Wimbledon Grand Slam this year, and most recently the Tel Aviv Open last week.
He was too strong for Karen Khachanov in the last round and beat him by 6-4, 6-3 to reach the last 4.
ASSERTING HIS DOMINANCE ⚡️
🇷🇸 @DjokerNole sees off Khachanov to reach the last four in Astana! @ktf_kz | #AstanaOpen pic.twitter.com/DPvUYtirRm
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 7, 2022
Djokovic previously beat Cristian Garin 6-1, 6-1 in the First Round and Van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-1 in the Round of 16.
On the other hand, Daniil Medvedev is yet to drop any set in the Astana Open like his opponent. He cruised past Roberto Bautista Agut by 6-1, 6-1 last round to set up a blockbuster semi-final against Novak Djokovic.
Awesome Daniil 🤙@DaniilMedwed sets up a blockbuster semi-final clash with Djokovic with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Bautista Agut!@ktf_kz | #AstanaOpen pic.twitter.com/sGVzueNUB9
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 7, 2022
Medvedev previously defeated Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round and Emil Ruusuvuori 6-3, 6-2 in the Round of 16.
The 26-year-old is on a 40-16 record this season. His only title this year came in the Los Cabos Open. Medvedev is fresh off a surprise defeat in the opening round against Stan Wawrinka in September’s Moselle Open.
The Russian star finished three runners-up in the Australian Open, Libema Open, and Halle Open this year.
The winner of this match will face the winner of Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Andrey Rublev in the Final on Sunday.
Djokovic and Medvedev went head-to-head 10 times, with the Serb leading by 6-4. Djokovic also won the most recent meeting in the 2021 Paris Masters.
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Djokovic vs Medvedev Prediction
Djokovic vs Medvedev is the most anticipated game of the Astana Open. It will be a blockbuster battle between the two former world no. 1s.
Both of them are in magnificent forms and have yet to drop any set in the tournament. Medvedev won the last round against Roberto Bautista Agut by an impressive 6-1, 6-1. Djokovic is coming off a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Karen Khachanov.
Djokovic has a 31-6 record this season. On the other hand, Medvedev is on a 40-16.
Djokovic is excellent in his serves and the best of the sport in his return. Medvedev reads the game well. There are no clear favorites in such an intriguing battle. However, we are slightly leaning toward Djokovic and his 7-match winning streak. Djokovic in three sets.
Here are the betting odds from bet365.
[The odds are subject to change]
|Player||Moneyline||Handicap Bets||Total Games
|Novak Djokovic||-163||-2.5 (-120)||Over 22.5 (-120)|
|Daniil Medvedev||+130||+2.5 (-120)||Under 22.5 (-120)|
How to Watch Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev on TV and Online
Tennis Channel will broadcast the Djokovic vs Tsitsipas match live in the United States. Fans in the UK can watch the live stream via Amazon Prime.
In Canada, TSN will broadcast the event live. From Australia, you can watch the tennis tournament on beIN Sports.
TV Channels and Live Streaming List
Viewers from the following countries can catch the action live on these respective channels and sites:
- Amazon Prime Video – United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland.
- beIN SPORTS – Australia, Middle East & Singapore.
- Iqiyi – China.
- Eurosport – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, Russia.
- Nova Sport – Czech Republic.
- TV2 – Denmark.
- Sky Deutschland – Germany, Austria, Switzerland.
- Sportcast (Super Tennis) – Italy.
- Telefonica/Movistar – Spain.
- Hellenic (OTE TV) – Greece.
- Polsat – Poland.
- WOWOW – Japan.
- Tennis Channel – USA.
- TSN – Canada.
- ESPN – Latin America.
- Discovery – India.
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