Medvedev vs Norrie: prediction for the Los Cabos Open match
Daniil Medvedev hasn't dropped a set on his way to the final. The Russian player celebrated success over Rinky Hijikata (6-4, 6-2), Richardas Berankis (6-2, 6-2), and Miomir Kecmanovic (7-6, 6-1). This is Medvedev's fourth final in 2022, but he is yet to win a trophy - at the Australian Open he lost to Nadal, in 's-Hertogenbosch he was upset by Tim van Rijthoven, and in Halle, Medvedev suffered a defeat to Hubert Hurkacz.
Cameron Norrie is the defending champion of the Los Cabos Open. Last year, the British athlete beat Brandon Nakashima in straight sets to win the trophy. This time, Norrie overcame Tseng Chun-hsin (6-3, 6-0), celebrated success over Radu Albot (6-3, 7-6), and got the upper hand over Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-4, 3-6, 6-3) to reach the final.
In 4 of Medvedev's last 5 matches, no more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Norrie hasn't played tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
Medvedev failed to win his last five finals, and he is eager to break this streak and get a trophy. He has defeated Norrie before and should be able to win the upcoming match.
Our prediction - handicap (-3) to Medvedev
The only meeting between these players ended in Medvedev's victory in two sets. Moreover, Medvedev surrended only four games in that match. We expect something similar in the upcoming final and suggest taking the under.
Second prediction - total under 23 games