Thiem vs Medvedev 2019 barcelona final

Match result prediction poll


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Thiem took down rafa in 2 sets 6-4 6-4.
Earlier, medvedev came back from a break down in 3rd set to beat nishikori 6-4 3-6 7-5...
Who wins?? How??
Discuss and do drop your vote in the poll..
Thanks, have a great day.
 

EasyGoing

Professional
Thiem with an easy win - there is nothing Medvedev can do to him on this court. His defense is not good enough and he’ll get dropshot to death if he stands too far back.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
I think Medvedev's court position is too deep to really annoy Thiem. Don't think Mad Lad can hang with Thiem from way behind the court and Med isn't fast enough to hug the baseline
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Where does it put thief in rankings if he wins??!
Still at #5, just a bit closer to fedr. With no clay points to defend he’s secure to build a bigger cushion unless Thiem wins Madrid (can only gain 400 points and the gap will close to 505 with a title). Rome is where Thiem can gain ground (2R last year). Then Thiem has 250 points to fall off at Lyon but that won’t effect seeding.

Zedraffe is the one to watch in the rankings with 1600 points to defend at Madrid/Rome and he’s only 180 points ahead of fedr. Further slip ups from him and one or both fedr and Thiem could easily pass him.
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
Thiem is too much dependent on his strong shots getting in. Medvedev can push the ball forever. If he plays well then he will make Thiem play an extra shot time after that. Then there is a big chance Thiem will start making a lot of errors.
Yep this.

If Thiem plays well, he should usually win this match up from the looks of it on clay. OTOH Medvedev will play all day as long as he's able. If Thiem gets sick of rallying, he could definitely make mistakes here and lose the match.
 

EasyGoing

Professional
Thiem is too much dependent on his strong shots getting in. Medvedev can push the ball forever. If he plays well then he will make Thiem play an extra shot time after that. Then there is a big chance Thiem will start making a lot of errors.
We’ll see. I don’t think Medvedev can push the ball forever because he doesn’t have the movement or stamina, but he would if he could. My expectation for the match is Thiem uses the angles and the dropshot to move Daniil around, tire him out and eventually bomb the hell out of him.

Now I could see the Russian’s BH troubling Thiem but not on clay as Domi can play so far behind the baseline without losing much pace on his shots. Of course, that’s just a prediction and it could work out differently.
 

Otacon

Hall of Fame
This is a big test for Thiem because :

1- He's yet to win something meaningful on Euro-clay.

2- Medvedev is a true test to see if the Austrian is able to have multiple game plans because ballbashing won't be enough against a steady ball machine.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
The crowd seems reasonably into it already. Big applause for quality play by Medvedev.

Edit: break point saved. This is looking very competitive so far
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
2019. When Thiem beats Fedr on hc to win his biggest title, but loses to Medv in a clay finals after obliterating Nadl?
 

fundrazer

Legend
How many slices will Thiem put into the net?

Like it seems like trying to slice is causing him to play worse rather than the other way around.
 

mightyrick

Legend
Medvedev plays so much like a young Berdych that it's crazy. Solid and consistent off both sides. Flatter trajectories. Hits the corners with ease. And a good serve. The guy doesn't beat himself. Thiem is going to have his hands full today.
 
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