In a round-robin match-up between two young players that genuinely feel old at this point, tennis fans will get to see world No. 5 Daniil Medvedev take on world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals. Both come into this meeting in serious need of a victory, as Tsitsipas lost in straight sets against Novak Djokovic in his first match in Turin, while Medvedev lost to Andrey Rublev after having won the opening set.
This will be the 11th tour-level match that these two have played against one another, and Medvedev has gotten the best of this head-to-head series, 7-3. It was, however, Tsitsipas that won a tight three-setter when they most recently clashed, in Cincinnati back in August. Tsitsipas is also 3-2 in the last five matches that they have played.
We’re actually going to go the cowardly route and not even try and pick a winner for this one, as we genuinely feel this can go either way. But we do see Tsitsipas, who is the underdog in the match, making it competitive at the very least. And being that you can get him to win a set at -145, it’s just hard not to take it.