Daniil Medvedev (5) vs Grigor Dimitrov
Daniil Medvedev extended his winning streak to 11 matches on Tuesday after a 7-6(6), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals of the US Open. The No.5 seed has been struggling physically throughout the tournament, but found a way to win another match at Flushing Meadows. Medvedev will now have two days off, which will be extremely important for him to recover before his semifinal clash.
Looking now at Daniil’s draw on this event, the 23-year-old will next face Grigor Dimitrov on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The Bulgarian battled back from two sets to one down to beat Roger Federer for the first time in his career and reach the last four at Flushing Meadows. Dimitrov arrived in New York with a disappointing 1-6 record since the French Open and ranked outside the Top 50. Nevertheless, Grigor rediscovered his best form on this event to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal since the Australian Open in 2017.
Medvedev looks unbeatable at the moment, winning 19 of his last 21 official matches on the ATP Tour. Despite his physical concerns, Daniil has two days to recover and should be ready for a big battle this Friday. The sportsbooks are expecting a close contest with Medvedev as the slight favorite at -174 with Bookmaker while 5Dimes offers +165 for Dimitrov to win this match. Grigor is an exceptional athlete but will have a very difficult task against Daniil’s solid baseline game and powerful serve. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Medvedev’s spread to your betting picks as the bets play for this match.
Best Pick: Daniil Medvedev -3 (-103) with Pinnacle