Daniil Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz meet in the quarterfinals of the 2022 tennis Miami Open.
Daniil Medvedev is coming off a straight set win over Jenson Brooksby that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Medvedev won 85 percent of his first serve points and 39 percent of his second serve points. Medvedev won 71 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his four break points. Medvedev saved two of his three break points and hit eight aces in his victory. Medvedev has not dropped a set in his first three matches. Medvedev looks to make his ninth career ATP Tour Masters 1000 semifinal appearance. Medvedev is 8-2 in career Masters 1000 quarterfinal matches. Medvedev has won seven of his last nine matches on hard court.
Hubert Hurkacz is coming off a straight set win over Lloyd George Harris that took 21 games to decide. In the victory, Hurkacz won 79 percent of his first serve points and 57 percent of his second serve points. Hurkacz won 72 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his four break points. Hurkacz saved three of his four break points and hit nine aces in the victory. Hurkacz has won nine of his last 12 sets overall. Hurkacz looks to make his third career ATP Tour Masters 1000 semifinal appearance and second in Miami. Hurkacz is 2-3 in career Masters 1000 quarterfinal matches. Hurkacz has won five of his last six matches on hard court.
Medvedev has won two of the three meetings against Hurkacz, including the most recent meeting last year in Turin. Hurkacz beat Medvedev last year in Wimbledon. All three meetings went the distance.
Medvedev should be favored for obvious reasons, but Hurkacz can’t be overlooked here because he’s serving well and has a history at Miami, which includes winning this event last year. I’m looking at the total here, as both guys can pile up the free points, and all three matches between these two have gone the distance. Give me over the total in what should be a tight, competitive match.