Daniil Medvedev is probably the man of the moment in the ATP tour. Currently ranked no.4, the Russian sensation reached his 6th consecutive final after Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati, the US Open, St. Petersburg and (now) in Shanghai.
Daniil is particularly happy with his achievement, but then a journalist made him go back to planet earth when he was asked about matching Federer and Djokovic’s record of 17 consecutive finals.
The Russian looked stunned by this stat to comment:
“They have 17 in a row? Wow. That’s far ahead. I do think it’s impossible, but there are two guys who have done it, which I actually didn’t know. It is just unbelievable. I don’t have any words to describe this.
For myself, making six in a row, including three ATP Masters 1000’s and one Grand Slam, is something I could never dream of, to be honest. But I want to keep the momentum going and hope I can make it to seven or eight. Let’s see about 17 later.”
The final vs. Zverev: H2H and prediction
Daniil will face Sascha Zverev in the final for the Shanghai title. The head to head is 4-0 for the German. However, Medvedev may be the favorite to win in 3 sets.
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) October 13, 2019
Medvedev in Shanghai, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.4 (career-high), Daniil has a 57-17 win-loss record in 2019. Daniil is currently competing in Shanghai where he beat Cameron Norrie 6-3 6-1, Vasek Pospisil 7-67 7-5, Fabio Fognini 6-3 7-64 and Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-65 7-5.
Medvedev will compete against Zverev in the final. The head to head is 4-0 for Zverev.
The last time that they competed against each other, Zverev won 6-3 6-2 in the 3rd round in Toronto in August 2018.
The Russian clinched 3 titles in 2019 in Sofia, in Cincinnati and in St. Petersburg. Daniil was the finalist in Brisbane, in Barcelona, in Washington, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open.
Daniil won 6 titles in his career: 3 on hard courts and 3 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2019
Now ranked no.1, the Serbian played his last match on the 11th of October when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6 7-5 6-3 in the quarter in Shanghai.
This year the Serbian has a 48-9 win-loss record. Novak conquered 4 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Madrid, in Wimbledon and in Tokyo. The Serbian was the finalist in Rome.
Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic played each other 5 times. The head to head is 3-2 for Djokovic.
The last time that they played, Daniil Medvedev won 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the semifinal in Cincinnati in 17th August 2019.
Here the highlights.