ATP Cincinnati / Goffin vs Medvedev – These two players hadn’t been expected in the final of Masters in Cincinnati but both of them play quite good recently. This is especially true for Medvedev for whom this is the second consecutive Masters final and the third in total.
Match Goffin vs Medvedev begins 18.08.2019 at 22:00 CET
Goffin defeated recovered R. Gasquet in the first semi-final match without dropping a set. The match took a bit more than an hour to finish and the result read 6-3, 6-4 for the Belgian. This is an excellent result for Goffin as he made the last good result at the tournament in Halle where he reached the final but lost to R. Federer. After that he reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon but two previous tournament finished for him in the first round.
Goffin and Gasquete were fairly equal opponents and the main difference was that unlike Gasguete Goffin managed to use his chances. This is especially true for the second set in which the French had advantage of one break and several other break points that he didn’t use to equalise the result. Of course, there is a punishment for missed chances and near the end of the second set Goffin made two breaks, which was quite sufficient to reach the final.
Medvedev deserves congratulations for results he made in last couple of weeks. He firstly played in the final of strong tournament in Washington where he lost to N. Kyrgios, and after that he reached the final of Masters in Montreal where R. Nadal outplayed him. Medevedev reached the final in the third tournament in a row after eliminating World’s no. 1 N. Djokovic.
We should add that after the quarter-finals Djokovic had problem with minor injury but that doesn’t diminish Medvedev’s great victory. Djokovic excellently started the match and took a lead with 6-3 but Medvedev was much better in continuation of match and deservedly turned the result up-side down. Statistics was balances and Medvedev made the biggest difference in number of aces 16-6.
Betting Pick: Goffin vs Medvedev
Regarding their head-to-head each player won by one match. Medvedev had an upper hand at the Australian Open, while Goffin revenged at Wimbledon. Since then Medvedev made much better results and that is good enough reason to believe that the Russian can finally win the title in for him the third consecutive final. That is why we would play on minimal handicap in number of won games.
Pick: Medvedev -1.5 games
Odds:1.50 at 10bet (down to 1.47 can be played)
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