Australian Open Quarterfinal Predictions Including Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner

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Daniil Medvedev squares off with Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Australian Open Quarterfinals, while Stefanos Tsitsipas plays Jannik Sinner. It’s already the best result ever at the AO for Sinner and Auger-Aliassime, while last year’s finalist Medvedev, and semifinalist Tsitsipas are still alive for the title.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner

Ryan Schick: Though Tsitsipas has experience on his side, Sinner has dropped just one set all tournament to four for Tsitsipas. Tsitsipas has a 2-1 edge against Sinner but all matches have been played on clay. Sinner will use his serve and power to hit past Tsitsipas, and will pull off an upset in a tight match that could go either way. Sinner in 5

Harsh Bhoot: Not a lot of time to recover for Tsitsipas. He fought valiantly throughout the match and deserved the win. His serving was sublime and he’ll need that against Sinner. The Italian looked in imperious touch and he’s beaten the No. 4 seed once in their three previous meetings. Expect another long battle for Tsitsipas but Sinner looks prime for a breakthrough. Sinner in 5

Damian Kust: Stefanos Tsitsipas just barely escaped elimination by taking out Taylor Fritz in a thrilling five-setter on Monday. His opponent is yet to have such an experience as he has only dropped a single set so far and hasn’t been forced to dig that deep. It will be Jannik Sinner’s second Grand Slam quarterfinal, but the circumstances are much different as this time many will expect him to step up and win. We’ll see how the Italian handles that, but his baseline game has less holes than the World No.4’s at the moment, owing to the double-hander that clearly edges the Tsitispas backhand. Sinner in 5

Jakub Bobro: A very exciting match-up between two young stars on the ATP Tour. Tsitsipas is coming off of an epic five-set battle against Taylor Fritz while Sinner dismissed Alex De Minaur in straight sets. The Italian is now on an eleven-match win streak dating back to Turin and Davis Cup last year. Tsitsipas leads the head-to-head 2-1 but all of those matches were on clay, so they are not incredibly relevant to this fast hard court match-up. The Greek definitely has the edge when it comes to experience while Sinner should be more fresh. I believe this is the 20-year-old’s moment to truly establish himself as one of the elite players on tour with an incredible five-set win over Tsitsipas. Sinner in 5

Andrew Watson: I’ve been picking against Tsitsipas all tournament but he keeps on coming through. The Greek’s mental strength really coming to the fore to get past an arguably better Taylor Fritz. However, I really do think this is the end of the road for Tsitsipas. Sinner has been playing really well this week and I think his powerful groundstrokes and service ability will put Tsitsipas under enough pressure to break him down. Sinner in 4

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Daniil Medvedev

Ryan: Medvedev has won all their of their matches including the last seven sets. FAA has had some shaky matches but shown his talent in pulling them out. Medvedev has dropped two sets all tournament through a pretty challenging draw. Medvedev is simply the best player by a decent margin on hard court in the draw and he will win without too much trouble. Medvedev in 4

Harsh: Medvedev overcame a stern test and now faces a different kind of challenge in Auger-Aliassime. That being said, Medvedev has dominated this matchup and nothing suggests that should change. The Canadian will probably nick a set but that’s all he’ll get. Medvedev in 4

Damian: Daniil Medvedev dropped just four games in this one at the ATP Cup. Will it be that lop-sided again? That seems highly unlikely. Felix Auger-Aliassime has been insanely good under pressure this fortnight, playing the percentages and relying on his serve plus one combination. This is a very rough matchup for the Canadian, who hasn’t found a way to hit through Medvedev in there previous meetings. While the World No. 2 certainly displayed some vulnerability in his campaign thus far, he should eventually find a way to beat Auger-Aliassime for the fourth time as well. Medvedev in 4

Jakub: Medvedev continues to look like the main man in Melbourne right now and it is tough to see anyone take him out. Auger-Aliassime had some struggles in his first two matches but has looked better against Daniel Evans and Marin Cilic. The 21-year-old has lost all three of his matches against Medvedev though, coming closest to beating him in their first meeting back in 2018, taking the Russian to a third-set tiebreak in Toronto. Medvedev has won their last two matches routinely, not dropping a set against the Canadian in the US Open semifinals last year and losing only four games to him at the ATP Cup three weeks ago. I trust Medvedev to win again. Medvedev in 4

Andrew: Auger-Aliassime does have the chance to break Medvedev more than most players but the Russian looks so solid behind his delivery right now that it may not be enough. Medvedev is 3-0 up in the H2H and the last two at the US Open and ATP Cup have been fairly one-sided. I expect FAA to put up an improved showing here but it might be too much to expect him to totally turn it around here. Medvedev in 4

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