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Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev Live Stream, Preview, Predictions & Tips - Australian Open final to go the distance

  • Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev preview, predictions & tips
  • The Australian Open final is being played on Sunday 20 January (8.30am GMT)
  • Nadal has a 3-1 advantage against Medvedev
  • Will these players produce another 5 set thriller in a Grand Slam final?
  • Watch tennis online with Unibet live streaming
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Daniil Medvedev takes on Rafael Nadal in the 2022 Australian Open final (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 28 Jan 2022
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Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev Predictions


Rafael Nadal is playing well and searching for this 21st Grand Slam title. Daniil Medvedev has gone the distance in his last three matches against Nadal with another 5 set thriller in store in the Australian Open final.
  • Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Rafael Nadal Stats
  • Rafael Nadal Form
  • Daniil Medvedev Stats
  • Daniil Medvedev Form
  • Live Stream
  • Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev Live Stream FAQ

  • Rafael Nadal has saved 16/21 break points in his last 6 matches.
  • Rafael Nadal has won 20 of his last 22 matches.
  • Rafael Nadal has a 3-1 advantage against Daniil Medvedev.
  • Daniil Medvedev has saved 26/33 break points in his last 6 matches.
  • Daniil Medvedev has won 14 of his last 15 matches.
  • Daniil Medvedev has won 12 of his last 13 matches (Australian Open).

Head to Head


Rafael Nadal has a 3-1 advantage against Daniil Medvedev, all played on hard courts.

Nadal won the first three encounters including the 2019 Canada Masters final and 2019 US Open final.

Medvedev won the last encounter 3-6 7-6 6-3 in the 2020 ATP Finals semi-finals.

Rafael Nadal Stats


Nationality: Spain
Age: 35 (3 June 1986)
Height: 6'1" (185cm)
Plays: Left-Handed
World Ranking: 5
Career High: 1 (August 2008)
Career Singles Titles: 89
2022 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 20 (1 Australian Open, 13 French Open, 2 Australian Open, 4 US Open)
Australian Open Best Result: Winner (2009)

Rafael Nadal Form


Rafael Nadal took four months off at the end of 2021 to recuperate from a foot injury. 

The Spaniard returned in Melbourne where he won the title. He beat three players outside the Top 90, all in straight sets.

Nadal started the Australian Open with straight sets wins against Marcos Giron and Yannick Hanfmann. He beat Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-1 in the third round.

The World No.5 got past  Adrian Mannarino 7-6 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round before a tough 5 set win against Denis Shapovalov, prevailing 6-3 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3.

Rafael Nadal had few problems against Matteo Berrettini in the semi-finals, winning 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 and saving 1/2 break points.

Daniil Medvedev Stats


Nationality: Russia
Age: 25 (11 February 1996)
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 2
Career High: 2 (March 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 13
2022 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 (2021 US Open)
Australian Open Best Result: Runner-Up (2021)

Daniil Medvedev Form


Daniil Medvedev began 2021 at the ATP Cup, winning three of his four matches including victories against Matteo Berrettini and Felix Auger Aliassime.

The World No.2 beat Henri Laaksonen 6-1 6-4 7-6 in the Australian Open first round. He beat Nick Kyrgios 7-6 6-4 4-6 6-2 before a straight sets win against Botic Van De Zandschulp.

Medvedev spent 3:30 hours on the court against Maxime Cressy, prevailing 6-2 7-6 6-7 7-5 and saving one break point.

The Russian had an epic battle against Auger Aliassime in the quarter-finals, going two sets down before winning 6-7 3-6 7-6 7-5 6-4, saving 9/11 break points.

Medvedev had an easier match against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals, winning 7-6 4-6 6-4 6-1, winning 72% of his 2nd serves and saving 2/4 break points.

Live Stream


Watch Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final on Sunday 30 January 2022 (scheduled start 8.30am GMT).

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Verdict

This is the men’s final many wanted to see at the Australian Open. Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev are set for an epic battle with Medvedev tipped to prevail in 5 sets.

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