US Open Men’s Final | DAY 14
ATP US Open Final – Medvedev vs Djokovic
It all comes down to this, as Novak Djokovic meets Daniil Medvedev for the final grand slam title of the year. For the 2021 champion Medvedev, this is his 3rd US Open final, whilst Djokovic is aiming to surge further ahead atop the men’s all-time leaderboard by winning his 24th grand slam.
It perhaps wasn’t the final that many were expecting, however it still shapes as a fascinating spectacle. Medvedev is one of the players that does match up about as well as you can match up against one of the best players of all time, however it’s still an uphill battle for the Russian.
Casting an eye across the majority of their match-ups, and most of their sets, let alone their matches, have been closely contested. The last 15 sets between these two have totaled at least 9 games, 11 of those sets have totaled at least 10 games, and there have been a couple of tiebreaks. Medvedev served exceptionally well against Alcaraz, and will need to employ similarly aggressive tactics here with another exceptional returner of serve across the net.
Medvedev is not without hope in this match-up, but the going will certainly be tough. My ratings on current prices give an ever-so-slight edge to Medvedev, however the total games given how these two match up looks to be a touch low. I will take the over 38.5 games to wrap up another big fortnight of tennis.
BACK: Total Games Over 38.5 (0.75 units recorded at $1.85)