Daniil Medvedev is the most in-form player in the world.
The Russian sensation won his 7th career title in Shanghai and he managed to be ranked no.3 in the Year to date rankings after his run in China. However, Daniil is not done as he knows he has the tennis and the mentality to reach the very top of the rankings.
Medvedev about becoming the world no.1
After winning Shanghai, Daniil commented
“I always say that my first goal is to win every match I play. And that’s how I can actually become No 1 if you win a lot of matches in a row just like I did.
But to be honest with you, when you asked this question right now, I kind of thought, yeah, I don’t have that many points to defend till I would say the USA next year. But I’m going to try my best to show great results as I did here, and if something like this is going to happen, it’s just a big bonus.”
Currently, Daniil has a 3625 points gap with Djokovic that is leading the rankings. However, he doesn’t have many points to defend. Therefore, if he has a spectacular run in the last 3 events of the year, he has definitely a shot at being the world no.1 sometimes in 2020.
Medvedev retired from Moscow
Daniil was meant to play the ATP250 in Moscow, but he had to pull out citing fatigue. He is expected to compete in Vienna next week and then in Bercy.
Daniil Medvedev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.4 (career-high), the Russian played his last match on the 13th of October when he beat Alexander Zverev 6-4 6-1 in the final in Shanghai to win his 7th career title.
This year Medvedev has a 58-17 win-loss record. Daniil clinched 4 titles in 2019 in Sofia, in Cincinnati, in St. Petersburg and in Shanghai. Daniil was the finalist in Brisbane, in Barcelona, in Washington, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, Federer played his last match on the 11th of October when he lost to Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-77 6-3 in the quarter in Shanghai.
This year the Swiss has a 45-8 win-loss record. Roger conquered 3 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami and in Halle. Federer was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Daniil Medvedev and Roger Federer played each other 3 times. The head to head is 3-0 for Federer.
The last time that they squared off, Roger Federer won 6-4 6-2 in the 4th round in Miami in 27th March 2019.
Daniil Medvedev and Roger Federer
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