Daniil Medvedev surprised the tennis fans all over the world after reaching 6 consecutive finals in Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati, New York, St. Petersburg, and Shanghai. However, the Russian sensation feels understandably tired after this run and he lost the last 2 matches in Paris at the hands of Jeremy Chardy and in London where he was defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the round-robin.
The difference with Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, and Murray
Daniil didn’t play bad tennis against the Greek, but he just didn’t manage to find the solution. The world no.4 said that this is the big difference between him and Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, and Murray to comment:
“I’m struggling a little bit with finding back the level I had in the USA and Shanghai and St. Petersburg, which I think it’s normal for any sportsman. That’s what is amazing about the top three and Murray before. Even when you kind of look at them and you think, ‘Okay, they are not playing as good as they can’, they still win these matches.
That’s what I’m missing right now, and that’s what I’m going to try to work on and still have two matches to come. Hopefully, I can play them better.”
Prediction Medvedev vs. Nadal
Daniil will face Rafael Nadal in what will be a rematch of their US Open final. The head to head is 2-0 for the Spaniard, but this is the first time that they play indoor and the King of Clay looked to be quite out of sorts against Sascha Zverev.
It’s tricky to make a prediction, probably Rafa in 3 sets.
The pick for Tennis Tonic is Nadal that should win in 3 sets.
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Daniil Medvedev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.4 (career-high), the Russian played his last match on the 11th of November when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-65 6-4 in the R in London.
This year the Russian has a 58-19 win-loss record. The Russian clinched 4 titles in 2019 in Sofia, in Cincinnati, in St. Petersburg and in Shanghai. The Russian was the finalist in Brisbane, in Barcelona, in Washington, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open.
Tsitsipas in London, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.6, the Greek has a 50-24 win-loss record in 2019. Stefanos is in London where he bested Daniil Medvedev 7-65 6-4.
Tsitsipas will square off with Nadal in the Round Robin. The head to head is 4-1 for Nadal.
The last time that they squared off, Nadal won 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in Rome on the 18th May 2019.
Tsitsipas clinched 2 titles in 2019 in Marseille and in Estoril. The Greek was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas played each other 6 times. The head to head is 5-1 for Medvedev.
The last time that they squared off, Stefanos Tsitsipas won 7-65 6-4 in the R in London on the 11th November 2019.
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Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal
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