Bad news for the tennis fans in Abu Dhabi as Daniil Medvedev had to withdraw from the prestigious Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
The Russian had a wildly successful run in the inaugural Diriyah Tennis Cup where he won the title after conceding 14 games in total in the 3 matches he played. Daniil was meant to head to Abu Dhabi, but he had to pull out because of the same issue to his leg that has created many problems for him in the last part of the season.
Therefore, Medvedev decided to fly back to France to assess the injury and rest ahead of the Australian summer where he will aim to win his first slam.
Danill was meant to face Hyeon Chung in the first match in Abu Dhabi before a plausible tasty semifinal against Rafael Nadal. It’s no clear who is going to replace him. However, there are many players in the Region, and the organization should not have issues in finding a valid replacement.
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) December 14, 2019
Daniil Medvedev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.5, the Russian played his last match on the 15th of November when he surrendered to Alexander Zverev 6-4 7-64 in the round robin in London.
This year the Russian has a 58-21 win-loss record. The Russian clinched 4 titles in 2019 in Sofia, in Cincinnati, in St. Petersburg and in Shanghai. Medvedev was the finalist in Brisbane, in Barcelona, in Washington, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open.
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2019
Now ranked no.1, Rafael played his last match on the 15th of November when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-74 6-4 7-5 in the round robin in London.
This year Rafael has a 52-7 win-loss record. Nadal conquered 4 titles in 2019 in Rome, at the French Open, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open. Rafael was the finalist at the Australian Open.
Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal played each other 3 times. The head to head is 3-0 for Nadal.
The last time that they locked horns, Rafael Nadal won 6-73 6-3 7-64 in the round robin in London (Nitto ATP Finals) THE 13th OF November 2019.
Here the highlights.
Hyeon Chung’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.129, Hyeon played his last match on the 24th of October when he was overcome by Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-2 in the 2nd round in Vienna.
This year the Korean has a 17-10 win-loss record. Hyeon conquered 1 title in the Chengdu Challenger.
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.2, the Serbian played his last match on the 14th of November when he had to surrender to Roger Federer 6-4 6-3 in the round robin in London.
This year Novak has a 54-11 win-loss record. Djokovic clinched 5 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Madrid, in Wimbledon, in Tokyo and in Paris. The Serbian was the finalist in Rome.
Hyeon Chung and Novak Djokovic played each other 2 times. The head to head is 1-1.
The last time that they locked horns, Rafael Nadal won 7-64 7-5 7-63 in the 4th round of the Melbourne (Australian Open) in January 2018.