The world number one arrives at Wimbledon as the overwhelming favourite to win a sixth Wimbledon title having defeated Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas to win a 19th grand slam title at Roland Garros.
The World No. 1 couldn’t have asked for a better draw with either players who are unexperienced on this surface or at grand slams or players who he has demanding head-to-head record against. The Serb has only lost on seven occasions combined to his projected opponents and will be confident that he has the game to adapt to all his opponents. The opening match against young Brit Jack Draper will be a test of his temperament and where his consistency is at and from then it should be a straightforward path to at least the semi-finals.
The Russian enters Wimbledon having reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros on his worst surface, now he looks to reach the Wimbledon second week for the first time in his career.
Medvedev’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)
R1: Jan-Lennard Struff | H2H: Medvedev leads 3-1
R2: Tommy Paul | H2H: Medvedev leads 1-0
R3: Marin Cilic  | H2H: Medvedev leads 1-0
R4: Hubert Hurkacz  | First Meeting
QF: Roger Federer  | H2H: Federer leads 3-0
SF: Alexander Zverev  | H2H: Zverev leads 5-4
F: Novak Djokovic  | H2H: Djokovic leads 5-3
Unlike his draw at Roland Garros, Medvedev couldn’t have asked for a tougher draw with in-form Jan-Lennard Struff awaiting in R1 a player he lost to in Halle a couple of weeks ago. Should the Russian somehow manage to win there then former finalist Marin Cilic, Miami champion Hubert Hurkacz and 8-time champion all stand in his way of reaching the last four. It would seem that Medvedev’s appearance in the second week at SW19 for the first time in his career seems unlikely.
Despite having a 12-0 head-to-head record against his first five projected opponents at Wimbledon, Tsitsipas has been handed a nightmare draw. All five opponents are comfortable on grass and all posses weapons to test and expose Tsitsipas’ return game on grass. Reaching his first quarter-final on the grass-courts of London will be seen as a success and the Greek will need to be at the top of his game to go deep at SW19.
After reaching the semi-finals at Roland Garros, the tall German now turns his attention to what is unusually his weakest grand slam of his career.
Zverev’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)
R1: Tallon Griekspoor | First Meeting
R2: Tennys Sandgren | H2H: Zverev leads 1-0
R3: Taylor Fritz  | H2H: Zverev leads 2-1
R4: Felix Auger-Aliassime  | H2H: Zverev leads 3-0
QF: Matteo Berrettini  | H2H: Zverev leads 3-1
SF: Daniil Medvedev  | H2H: Zverev leads 5-4
F: Novak Djokovic  | H2H: Djokovic leads 6-2
Zverev has been handed a relatively easy week with Taylor Fritz only just recovering from surgery. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Matteo Berrettini though are brutal matches to try and win in order to reach the last four and Zverev’s lack of aggressiveness and clinical edge on grass could end up costing him against those types of players.
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