Sascha Zverev is about to face Daniil Medvedev for the title in Shanghai. Even if the German has a rather strong record (4-0) against the Russian, he is well aware of how well his upcoming opponent is playing.
Medvedev and his 6 consecutive finals
In Shanghai, Daniil will play his 6th consecutive final after Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati, the US Open, and St. Petersburg. Also, the Russian impresses on how “natural” it seems for him to achieve these results. For this reason, Sascha explained that the world no.4 is probably the best player on tour right now to comment:
“In the past few months, he’s probably the best player in the world, making it to six finals in a row, winning a Masters, making it to the US Open final. So he’s definitely been playing the best tennis of his life.”
H2H. Zverev about leading Medvedev 4-0
Sascha is not relying on his winning record against the Russian to comment:
“He’s different this year than he was the previous years. Yeah, I’ve got what, 4-0? Whatever. But it was quite a while ago. Last time we played was in Toronto last year. So still a while ago, and he’s been playing some unbelievable tennis.”
Medvedev in Shanghai, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.4 (career-high), the Russian has a 57-17 win-loss record in 2019. The Russian is competing in Shanghai where he ousted 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 play Zverev in the final. The head to head is 4-0 for Zverev.
The last time that they squared off, Zverev won 6-3 6-2 in the 3rd round in Toronto in August 2018.
The Russian has won 3 titles in 2019 in Sofia, in Cincinnati and in St. Petersburg. Medvedev 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)
Zverev in Shanghai, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.6, the German has a 38-19 win-loss record in 2019. Zverev is competing in Shanghai where he ousted Jeremy Chardy 7-613 7-63, Andrey Rublev 6-0 7-64, Roger Federer 6-3 6-77 6-3 and Matteo Berrettini 6-3 6-4.
The German has won 1 title in 2019 in Geneva. Zverev was the finalist in Acapulco.
Alexander won 11 titles in his career: 3 on hard courts, 5 on clay courts and 3 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev
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