For the Australian, the tournament in Doha is already the fifth of the season. Christopher first played three home tournaments: two in Adelaide and AO, before moving to Arabia in February where he played two matches in Bahrain and two matches in Qatar. In Doha, O’Connell was stronger than the two Spaniards Verdasco and Bautista-Aguta. Both games against Pyrenees were 3-sets, the fight with Roberto lasted two hours and 37 minutes, 3: 6, 7: 6, 6: 4 in favor of the Australian. Christopher’s stats per game: 11/2 aces/doubles, 69% first serve and 48% second serve, 36%/41% receiving stats, 42/17 winners/executors.

As expected, Daniel didn’t beat Brody, although he generally won easily over the American in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Daniil hit one double fault six times during the game, winning 69% on the first serve and 57% on the second. Reception stats: 42%/62%, Winner/Executioner stats 27/15 vs. Brodie 21/21. It is worth noting that before coming to Qatar, Medvedev won the tournament in Rotterdam, in the final of which he defeated Sinner. Medvedev is on a 6-fight winning streak.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Christopher O’Connell 94 9 5 4
Daniil Medvedev 8 13 eleven 2

Christopher and Daniel played each other once, in the Round of 16 of the 2020 US Open. Daniil confidently defeated his opponent in two hours and 15 minutes with a score of 6:3, 6:2, 6:4.

Medvedev needed match practice in Doha and Brody provided it. We believe that Daniil’s next victory will be easier, the opponent is known, although Christopher surprised with the victory over Bautista-Agut. But the victory over the Spaniard should only show Daniil that the opponent is not easy, despite being the world’s 94th rocket. With Medvedev in good spirits, it is important that Daniil plays better than Rublev in Doha and gets closer to his compatriot in the rankings in order to regain the status of Russia’s first racket in the near future. We believe that Daniel will have a confident win over the Australian on Thursday.

The main prediction is Medvedev’s victory + TM (20.5) for 1.65