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Henman predicts Medvedev-Nadal US Open final scoreline

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Rafael Nadal stands alongside Daniil Medvedev after their Cincinnati Masters meeting
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Tim Henman is anticipating a straight units win for Rafael Nadal within the final of the US Open and could be ‘surprised’ if Russian opponent Daniil Medvedev received a set.

The pair booked their spots within the final of the final Grand Slam of the season by beating Grigor Dimitrov and Matteo Berrettini by the identical scoreline on Friday evening, with Medvedev reaching his first main final.

Nadal will contest his 27th Slam finale – profitable 18 of the earlier 26 – and Henman expects that further expertise to see him over the road in opposition to the 23-year-old debutant.

‘I would be surprised if Medvedev got a set,’ Henman instructed Amazon Prime.

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Tim Henman smiles as he answers questions at a media event
Henman is anticipating one-way site visitors in New York (Picture: Getty Images for HSBC)

‘Rafa has been incredible. The expertise has a giant half to play. If Medvedev is to have an effect I feel the primary 5 to seven video games are actually essential.

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‘If he can maintain serve, keep in a few of these rallies and be aggressive then he can set up himself. If Rafa comes out firing and makes a quick begin then issues can get difficult for Medvedev.

‘His attitude has won the crowd over but I don’t suppose it’ll make a lot distinction to the assist as a result of Rafa is so standard wherever he is.

‘Medvedev is in a great position though. A straight sets victory, didn’t take a lot out of him, he’s bought a day without work tomorrow and might recharge the batteries for one final massive push.’

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