2022 Cincinnati Open: Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas Headed for Wins in Quarterfinals

Things are starting to heat up at the 2022 Cincinnati Open. Like, really heat up. Now that only four players remain in the singles bracket, the quarterfinals will tip off on Friday, August 19. The winner from each match will go on to face each other in the 2022 Cincinnati Open Championship round on Sunday, August 21.

Luckily for us, the 2022 Cincinnati Open Quarterfinals are shaping up to be an absolute doozy. First up, we have No. 1 Daniil Medvedev vs. No. 11 Taylor Fritz. After that, we’ll be treated to a showdown between No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 5 John Isner. The latter match, in particular, has the potential to be epic. Oddsmakers are already struggling to pin down a consensus favorite.

As is standard with ATP Tour events, there isn’t a strong futures market on which to bet. However, the best sites for tennis betting have released their odds to win the 2022 Cincinnati Open Quarterfinals. You can see the latest lines from Bovada below:

Daniil Medvedev-200+164Taylor Fritz
Stefanos Tsitsipas-110+105John Isner

Please remember to double-check these betting odds for tennis until you place your wager. Single-event tennis betting lines don’t tend to move much, but they are subject to shift depending on how much action comes in before each of the two matches begin.

Ready for some 2022 Cincinnati Open predictions? Good. Because we’ve got them.

Daniil Medvedev Should Cruise Past Taylor Fritz at 2022 Cincinnati Open

Though Daniil Medvedev has looked shaky dating back to the Canadian Open, he has still managed to put away his opponents’ thanks to a deepening well of tricks. He is no longer as dependent on getting his first serve in, and his opportunism at the net has served him well when his ground strokes aren’t landing with their usual depth or angles.

It is a little troubling that oddsmakers are pricing him as a sure thing. This probably says more about the relative anonymity of Taylor Fritz to the betting than anything else. He ranks as the 13th best player in the world, but his climb up the ladder is still fairly new, and the more casual fan isn’t too familiar with his game.

That’s a shame because Fritz is really good. He is currently winning 82 percent of his service games on the year, a conversion rate that has held up at the 2022 Cincinnati Open, and he knows how to end points quickly when opponents are forced to their second serve.

Still, in this matchup specifically, we worry about Fritz’s capacity to break Medvedev. He’s winning just 20 percent of his return games at the moment, and that’s while facing competition that generally doesn’t consistently drop in first serves that are deep, on the lines, and breaking 110 miles per hour all the same time.

MTS Prediction: Daniil Medvedev (-200)

Daniil MedvedevTo beat Taylor Fritz
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Stefanos Tsitsipas will be Consistent Enough to Take Down John Isner

There will be plenty of people who hop on John Isner at +100. We don’t blame them.

Tsitsipas has struggled a great deal to pin down his first serves relative to his usual standards, and he’s not as bankable when being coaxed into breakpoints. Isner, meanwhile, is putting in a whopping 69 percent of his first serves while winning 79 percent of his service points and a ridiculous 92 percent of his service games overall. There aren’t many on tour as adept at ending points as quickly as the 37-year-old power player.

Still, Tsitsipas is by far the more reliable rally hitter. At roughly 13 years Isner’s junior, he has the stamina and lateral mobility to grind out long points without sacrificing footwork or the range on his swings. He has also proven that he can return even the most lightning-fast serves and forehands, ensuring he will, in fact, force Isner to play out longer points.

This could be a match that goes down to the wire, perhaps even going to a few tiebreaks. We believe Tsitsipas’ stamina will make all the difference.

MTS Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas (-110)

Stefanos TsitsipasTo beat John Isner
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Who Will Win the 2022 Cincinnati Open Championship?

As we noted earlier, odds to win the 2022 Cincinnati Open Championship outright won’t be released until sometime after the last quarterfinals match. But we’re here to help you get an early start on who to pick once they’re released.

And we’re going with Daniil Medvedev.

While a Tsitsipas vs. Medvedev championship round at the 2022 Cincinnati Open should be fairly evenly matched, the latter hasn’t worked his way up to the No. 1 world ranking by accident. His knack for blending power and impossibly deep angles is second to none on tour, and he is even more dangerous when playing on harder court surfaces like the ones in Cincy.

For Tsitsipas to pull off the upset, he’ll need to commit fewer unforced errors when getting into rallies on his return games. Right now, he’s winning the games he doesn’t serve at about a 21 percent clip. That’s not going to cut it against a monster server like Medvedev, who is winning 85 percent of his service games on harder surfaces, and who has developed one of the gnarliest backhands in all of the tennis today.

As soon as the betting odds to win the 2022 Cincinnati Open go live, we strongly recommend jumping on Medvedev.

MTS Prediction: Daniil Medvedev (TBA)

Daniil MedvedevTo win the 2022 Cincinnati Open
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Dan Favale

Dan has covered sports professionally since 2011. During this time, he has developed a knack for analyzing the ins and outs of basketball, football, tennis, baseball, pop-culture events and the latest sports betting industry news, trends and developments. When he isn't writing about sports, he's indulging his inner emo kid, pretending to be a fitness junkie or making obscure vampire squid references.

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