Will Novak Djokovic win the Australian Open for the ninth time on Sunday or will Daniil Medvedev win his first Grand Slam title ever? Tennis expert Heinz Günthardt expects a tight box.
For the first time in around 30 years, tennis expert Günthardt is following the Australian Open from a distance. He missed the Australian summer enormously and also the local small talk. “ The information that you normally get between the door and the door is simply not available in Zurich,” said the 62-year-old, who commented on the Australian Open games for “SRF” together with Stefan Bürer.
When asked about the role of favorite, Günthardt said in the program “A ball for two” on “blue Sport”: “In Australia always Novak. Why? He has already won eight times and could take his ninth title. ” The two most difficult tasks on the tour are to beat Nadal in Paris and Novak at the Australian Open.
Nonetheless, he has a lot of confidence in the 25-year-old Russian: “If anyone can, then Daniil Medvedev, who has now booked 20 victories in a row. Eleven of them against top 10 players. ” He is in top shape and he also has the pad. “It’s very fast and the balls don’t bounce too high.” Novak is a favorite, “but it will be tight,” predicts Günthardt.
The fact that it will be tight on Sunday (from 9.30 a.m. in the live ticker) can already be seen from a glance at the head-to-head. The two have already played against each other seven times, the Russian won three of these games.