Daniil Medvedev vs. Ilya Ivashka Pick – ATP Halle Open June 16, 2022

The Halle Open rolls into Thursday afternoon with more tennis action on the grass. We have more Round of 16 matches before going into the quarterfinal.

Daniil Medvedev was the only one playing a Round of 32 match yesterday. The four other matches were Round of 16 matchups in Germany. Four matches went as expected, with Medvedev, Hurkacz, Carreno, and Auger-Aliassime all winning.

There was one match that stuck out from the rest, though. Stefanos Tsitsipas was sent packing early, as he was downed by the eccentric Nick Kyrgios, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Tsitsipas does not feel most comfortable on the grass, and he didn’t against Kyrgios yesterday. Otherwise, the Halle Open went as expected on Tuesday.

Following an easy win over David Goffin, Medvedev is on to the next round against Ilya Ivaskha.

He hasn’t been in his best form this year, but looked much better on Tuesday after getting upset in the Netherlands against Tim van Rijthoven. That was a shocker, with Medvedev losing 4-6, 1-6 as a heavy favorite.

Medvedev will not be able to play at Wimbledon, but he has received the go-ahead for the US Open. The Russian is the defending US Open winner and should have some pep back in his step with that announcement.

It certainly looked like Medvedev had some added motivation in his Halle Open Round of 32 match. Goffin beat Medvedev at Wimbledon in 2019, and he isn’t a bad player. Medvedev was on another level, though.

Ilya Ivashka is coming off an opening win against Jan-Lennard Struff. The No. 42 player on the ATP Tour will need to be better this round, though.

Head below for our best Medvedev vs. Ivashka prediction on June 15, 2022.

Daniil Medvedev vs. Ilya Ivashka ATP Halle Open Live Betting Odds:

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Daniil Medvedev -4 (-120) -550 Over 22 (-115)
Ilya Ivashka +4 (-110) +400 Under 22 (-115)
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Daniil Medvedev vs. Ilya Ivashka Prediction:

Ilya Ivashka beat world No. 149 in three sets after dropping the opening set. Struff was sharp with a 6-3 win, but couldn’t keep pace and lost the next two sets, 3-6, 6-7.

That was a good match for Ivaskha, though the heat will be turned up five or ten notches against Medvedev, who looked in prime form yesterday afternoon.

He is the No. 42 player in the world looking to upset the No. 1 man on the ATP Tour. Before his win against Struff, Ivashka and Medvedev met in the Netherlands, so this is a rematch from June 10.

It was a back-and-forth contest. Medvedev made it past Ivashka for a 7-6, 6-4 win. He had to fight through the first set for a 10-8 win in the tiebreaker.

Was that Medvedev at his best, though? It didn’t appear that we saw the best from him in that match.

Then Medvedev lost in a stunning upset in the last match, so he may have been just a bit too comfortable in that tournament. That wasn’t the case in his Halle Open match against Goffin yesterday.

Medvedev was well in control of the match. After taking a 4-1 lead in the first set, he was well on his way.

He easily beat Goffin for a 6-3, 6-2 win and looked tenfold better than he did in his last match. With the win, Medvedev extended his impressive record on the grass to 11-3 in the last two years.

He has won 27 of 38 sets on a grass surface since 2021. Ivaskha is 3-1 on the grass this year, but was just 5-4 a season ago.

In his opening match win in the Halle Open, Medvedev looked like an elite Medvedev. If he plays like this again against Ivashka, don’t expect a close match like their meeting six days ago.

Medvedev looks like the play to win and cover in the Round of 16. I think he’s well-focused following the final-round loss in the Netherlands.

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