French Open 2024: Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer preview, head-to-head, prediction and pick

Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer - img source - Getty
Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer - img source - Getty

Match Details

Fixture: Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer

Date: May 27, 2024

Tournament: French Open 2024

Round: First Round (Round of 128)

Venue: Paris, France

Category: Grand Slam

Surface: Clay (Outdoor)

Prize Money: £53,478,000

Live Telecast: USA - NBC, Tennis Channel, Peacock | Canada - TSN, RDS | UK - Eurosport, Discovery+ | India - Sony Ten


Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer preview

Medvedev at the Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2024 - Day Five
Medvedev at the Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2024 - Day Five

Fifth seed Daniil Medvedev will take on Dominik Koepfer in the first round of the 2024 French Open on Monday, May 27.

Medvedev has made a strong start to the season, securing 24 wins from 31 matches, including runner-up finishes in the Australian Open and the BNP Paribas Open. He also reached the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, where he retired mid-match due to a minor injury against Jiri Lehecka.

The Russian will enter Paris on the back of a fourth-round exit in Rome. He outfoxed the likes of Jack Draper and Hamad Medjedovic en route to the last 16, but couldn't make his mark against Tommy Paul. The American defeated Medvedev in straight sets.

Koepfer at the Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2024 - Day Eight
Koepfer at the Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2024 - Day Eight

Dominik Koepfer, meanwhile, has made a promising start to the season by garnering 12 wins from 24 matches, including quarterfinal appearances in Dallas, Acapulco, and Lyon. He also reached the third round of the Italian Open, where he lost to Tommy Paul in straight sets.

The German will enter Paris on the back of a solid performance in Lyon. He outlasted the likes of Javier Barranco Cosano and Ugo Humbert en route to the last eight but came up shy against Tomas Martin Etcheverry. The Argentine defeated Koepfer in one hour and 40 minutes, 6-4, 6-1.


Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer head-to-head

Medvedev leads the head-to-head against Koepfer 3-0. He defeated the German most recently in the 2024 Miami Open.


Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer odds

Player Name Moneyline Handicap Bets Total Games
Daniil Medvedev
Dominik Koepfer

Odds will be updated when available.


Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer prediction

Medvedev at the Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2024 - Day Eight
Medvedev at the Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2024 - Day Eight

A grueling encounter is on the cards between Daniil Medvedev and Dominik Koepfer in the first round of the French Open. Both players will be eager to begin their campaign with a win.

Medvedev has been one of the stand out performers on the men's tour this year. Despite his ordinary record on clay, he will be among the favorites to make a deep run in Paris. The 28-year-old is known for his resilient all-around game and fantastic awareness on court.

Koepfer, on the contrary, is also close to making a significant impact on tour. He showcased his potential with impressive wins over the likes of Sebastian Baez and Frances Tiafoe this year. The German is known for his solid all-around game and top spin-heavy groundstrokes from the forehand wing.

Ultimately, the player who begins on the front foot and executes their strategy efficiently will have the upper hand in this bout. Considering their results this season and reputation at the highest level, Medvedev should be able to pass this test and advance to the second round.

Pick: Medvedev to win in four sets.

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