Following a bruising run to the Australian Open third round last month, Murray has provided further evidence of his form this week in Doha, though as ever it has been far from easy.
The 35-year-old saved three match points in his opening win over Lorenzo Sonego, and then five in the remarkable semi-final win over Jiri Lehecka. He has now won all six of the deciding sets he has played in 2023.
This though is by far his biggest test, even if he has won the Qatar Open on two previous occasions. Medvedev lifted the trophy in Rotterdam last week and his world ranking of eight certainly does not tell the full story.
Medvedev was ranked the best player in the world as recently as August, has never dropped a set against Murray and goes into the final as the strong favourite.
Date, venue and UK start time
The Qatar Open final between Andy Murray and Daniil Medvedev takes place this afternoon, Saturday February 25.
The action is scheduled to get underway at about 3pm GMT.
How to watch Andy Murray vs Daniil Medvedev
TV channel: The match will be broadcast on the Amazon Prime streaming service.
Live stream: Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch the match either on their website or through the app.
Andy Murray vs Daniil Medvedev head-to-head record
The pair have met twice before, both on hard courts.
Medevdev came out on top in Brisbane four years ago as he won 7-5 6-2, and the Russian also got the better of Murray at the Miami Open last year in a 6-4 6-2 victory.
Andy Murray to win: 4/1
Daniil Medvedev to win: 2/11
Odds via Betfair. Subject to change.