The Doha tournament for Andy is the first since the Australian Open in which the Briton reached the third round. In Qatar, Murray has already played four matches, eliminating Italian Sony, German Zverev, French Muller and Czech Lehechka. All fights were to 3 sets, and the meeting with Lekhechka lasted two and a half hours and Murray won it with a score of 6-0, 3-6, 7-6. The tie-break in the third set ended with the score 8:6. Murray’s stats per game vs Czech Republic: 7/3 aces/double faults, 69%/51% serve stats, 37%/48% return stats, 17/16 win stats/executions. Note that Murray has already moved up from No. 70 in the ATP rankings to No. 52, and if he wins the final, he will be the world’s 43rd or 44th racket.

If Daniil loses in the final of the tournament in Doha, he will drop from eighth place in the rankings to ninth, leaving behind Auger-Aliassime, whom he defeated in the semi-finals. But if Daniil beats the Brit, he will be taller not only than the Canadian, but also Rafael Nadal and almost come close to his compatriot Andrei Rublev. So Medvedev has something to fight for in Doha, apart from money. Prior to Doha, Daniil won the Indur in Rotterdam, defeating Yannick Sinner in the final. In Qatar, Medvedev has already eliminated one Briton, Brody, from the network. Apart from Brody, Daniel was stronger than Australian O’Connell and Canadian Auger-Aliassime. The match with Felix lasted one hour and 57 minutes, Daniel won it with the result of 6:4, 7:6. Medvedev’s semi-final stats: 6/1 aces/doubles, 77%/56% serve, 24%/56% return, 18/8 winners/executors. Once again let’s pay attention to the number of marriages in Daniil’s game, only 8 unforced errors in the semi-finals in a close match against a strong opponent – a very good result.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Andy Murray 70 8 6 2
Daniil Medvedev 8 15 13 2

Medvedev and Murray met twice: in Brisbane in 2019 and in Miami in 2022. Both matches ended in straight sets in favor of Daniel.

All four of Murray’s matches in the tournament were close, and reaching the final was not easy for the Brit. Given the age of the British, there is no certainty that Andy will be able to show the maximum in such a situation in the final. Medvedev, in turn, played less matches in Doha and lost only one match, i.e. in terms of freshness, the Russian looks better than his opponent. Daniil beat Murray twice in the Tour and both times without dropping a set. We would also like to remind you about the high motivation, in the event of victory in the final, Daniil will overtake Nadal and come closer to Andrei Rublev, who not so long ago deprived Medvedev of the status of the first racket in the country. We bet on a certain victory of the representative of the top ten of the ATP ranking.

The main prediction is Medvedev’s victory + TM (21.5) for 1.88