ATP Vienna Day 3 Predictions Including Daniil Medvedev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili

Daniil Medvedev in action ahead of the ATP Vienna Open.

Day three at the ATP Vienna Open will have some of the biggest stars in the draw enter the fray on what should be a thrilling day of tennis. As always, we here at LWOT will preview and predict every match, including Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov. But who will advance?

ATP Vienna Day 3 Predictions

Tallon Griekspoor vs Marcos Giron

Head-to-head: Griekspoor 2-0 Giron

Despite winning their previous two meetings in Montpellier last year and Rome this year, Tallon Griekspoor comes into this match as an outsider due to his recent record. The Dutchman enters Vienna with a four-match losing streak and a 1-7 record on indoor hard tour events. Marcos Giron, meanwhile, reached his first ATP final last month in San Diego and broke the top 50 for the first time back in May. The recent weeks have not been as impressive for the American after the tour switched to indoor hard, with his best result reaching the second round in Gijon and taking a set off Sebastian Korda in a first-round exit in Antwerp. It does feel a closer call than what the books have posted but Giron should have just about enough to win, albeit by a narrow margin.

Prediction: Giron in 3
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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Dennis Novak

Head-to-head: first meeting

After two previous second-round exits in Vienna, Stefanos Tsitsipas enters the draw this year as one of the main contenders for the title. As he said after his final loss to Holger Rune last week in Stockholm, the Greek is “fed up with finalist trophies” and his first indoor hard title since 2020 could come this week. Tsitsipas has reached the final at his last three tour events in Cincinnati, Astana, and Stockholm, falling at the final hurdle every time. It will be an uphill battle for wild card Denis Novak, still waiting to get going on indoor hard this season with a 4-7 record. The Austrian comes into Vienna after two disappointing losses to Denis Yevseyev and Julian Lenz on fast surfaces, so an upset here would be a major shock.

Prediction: Tsitsipas in 2
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Daniil Medvedev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili

Head-to-head: first meeting

Daniil Medvedev is playing his first match since his puzzling retirement against Novak Djokovic in the semifinal of Astana. The Russian has a lot of points left to defend this season as he reached finals in Paris-Bercy and at the ATP Finals in 2021. But Medvedev is yet to really get going on indoor hard this year with an indifferent (by his standards) 3-2 record, but he will have a good opportunity to improve on that here against Nikoloz Basilashvili, who has been one of the worst players on the tour in 2022. The Georgian has gone 13-28 this season and has lost seven of his eight matches since Wimbledon. If Medvedev shows up fit, he should be winning this match.

Prediction: Medvedev in 2

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