Daniil Medvedev vs Frances Tiafoe Odds & Prediction
Frances Tiafoe defeated Cameron Norrie during their BNP Paribas Open quarterfinal match in Indian Wells, California on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. BNP Paribas Open 2023 Tiafoe vs. Norrie5562
- Daniil Medvedev and Frances Tiafoe meet for the fifth time in Saturday’s Indian Wells semifinals
- The Russian has won all four previous games and is a heavy favorite to reach the final in Indian Wells odds
- Scroll down as we break down the odds and our Medvedev vs Tiafoe prediction
Frances Tiafoe has never beaten Daniil Medvedev at ATP level and you wouldn’t expect much different in their Indian Wells semifinals on Saturday and our Medvedev vs Tiafoe prediction.
Medvedev vs Tiafoe Odds
|player||spread||money line||In total|
| Daniil Medvedev (RUS)||-4.5 (+102)||-430||O21.5 (-118)|
| Frances Tiafoe (USA)||+4.5 (-138)||+310||U 21.5 (-112)|
Medvedev vs Tiafoe has the favorite Russian at -430 odds to win while American Tiafoe is a +310 underdog. Medvedev vs Tiafoe Odds from March 17th at FanDuel.
Medvedev advances to Indian Wells semifinals
It was a noisy but successful trek to the semifinals for Medvedev, who had been struggling with the slowness of the courts all week and even screwed up a fingernail sliding on it.
He also avoided a potentially awkward situation when he twisted an ankle during his match against Alexander Zverev. In the end, the ankle of the player who said it is almost never glued was heavily glued. And it turned out to be more of a horror on the spot as he beat Zverev in three hours and 17 minutes.
Daniil Medvedev: “I’m glad the ankle didn’t hurt a lot because when I warmed up it hurt quite a bit. I knew I was going to play but I couldn’t move well during the warm up, tried to warm up as long as I can, took 1 painkiller. Felt better and better throughout the game. pic.twitter.com/BD5HmXv62j
— kr9pton (@kr9ptonlul) March 16, 2023
Medvedev was hoping to play his next game, a quarterfinal against 23rd seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Wednesday. And he defeated him in two tight sets, even if it was a little iffy in the beginning.
His movement has generally looked good; his contempt for the courts is chronic.
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Tiafoe the last American
If you wanted to bet on who would be the last surviving American player in the Indian Wells men’s singles, you would probably have picked defending champion Taylor Fritz.
But Fritz went to a revived Jannik Sinner. And Tiafoe, who held a sweet draw against Marcos Giron, Jason Kubler and qualifier Alejandro Tabilo, had a gem to show off in the quarters against another former champion, 2020 winner Cameron Norrie.
The keys were a good hit rate on his own second serve (56%) and a good hit on Norrie’s second serve (59%).
Tiafoe’s effectiveness at net also paid off, going 12-for-15.
Medvedev vs Tiafoe Head to Head
|27 (February 11, 1996)||Old||25 (January 20, 1998)|
|Moscow, Russia||Place of birth||Hyattsville, Md|
|17||Career ATP singles title||1|
|No. 1 (02/28/2022)||Career Best Ranking||No. 14 (02/06/2023)|
|$27,415,119||career prize money||$8,013,732|
|23-2||Win/Loss Record 2022||14-3|
|4||ATP head to head wins||0|
But for Tiafoe, Medvedev is on a different level than anyone he’s played against in Indian Wells, or all season for that matter. The only top 15 player he has faced so far in 2023 was Fritz in Acapulco a few weeks ago. And he lost in straight sets.
Medvedev back in top 5
With his previous performances in Indian Wells, the Russian is already back in the top five in the rankings. And he can’t do better even if he wins the tournament.
But considering how much trouble he’s having with it, it could be the most satisfying win of his career so far. (Okay, apart from winning the US Open).
Medvedev vs Tiafoe Match History
|2021||Miami Masters (R16)||outdoors hard||6-4, 6-3||Medvedev|
|2020||US Open (R16)||outdoors hard||6-4, 6-1, 6-0||Medvedev|
|2020||Australian Open (R128)||outdoors hard||6:3, 4:6, 6:4, 6:2||Medvedev|
|2019||Washington (R16)||outdoors hard||6-2, 7-5||Medvedev|
|2015||Handsome Challenger (Q2)||sound outdoors||6-3, 6-2||tiafoe|
Tiafoe has one win against Medvedev in his career. And it happened ages ago – eight years ago, in the second round of qualifying at a clay-court challenger in France.
Medvedev was 19th and ranked 468th (as hard as that is to believe now). Tiafoe was 17th and ranked 291st.
Medvedev vs Rublev prediction
Since that first meeting, Medvedev has worked hard. He only lost one of the 11 sets they played. And all of their meetings took place on outdoor hard courts.
But the last was almost two years ago. Since then, both have reached career highs. But the matchup still favors Medvedev in a big way.
Medvedev vs. Rublev Picks: Medvedev, under 19.5 games (+156)
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