Novak Djokovic considers him a “total” player and Alexander Zverev says he has an exceptional style that makes him the best in men’s tennis on current, amazing structure.
Presently Daniil Medvedev is homing in on Roger Federer’s third spot on the planet rankings before the year is out and pursuing a first Grand Slam title one year from now.
The 23-year-old Russian said he had been “strong” as he won the Shanghai Masters with a savage 6-4, 6-1 destruction of Zverev on Sunday.
After Medvedev vanquished another youthful ability in Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals, the 21-year-old Greek depicted Medvedev’s method for winning as “exhausting”.
“So he has a tremendous serve and on the off chance that you figure out how to get it back, it’s simply innumerable balls inside the court… (everything) you can do is hit as hard as you can side to side, be precise, and make him move.
“Otherwise you can just play it back to him and play it again and play it again.
“It just keeps coming back, keeps coming back.”
Sharp grapes? Maybe. Medvedev and Tsitsipas have what Zverev called “a bizarre relationship”.
In any case, viable? Unquestionably, in light of the fact that Shanghai was Medvedev’s 6th last in succession.
Indeed, even before losing to him without precedent for five gatherings on Sunday, the 22-year-old Zverev said that Medvedev was the best player on the planet at the present time.
What’s more, in the wake of losing the last to him in straight sets, the 6th positioned German gave a knowledge into what makes the fourth-positioned Russian so difficult to beat.
Zverev disagreed with the “boring” tag.
“I actually think the opposite. Daniil is somebody that plays a way that we have never seen before,” said Zverev.
“That is not boring to me.”
Zverev said the 2019 Medvedev is an entirely extraordinary recommendation to the one he has more than once vanquished previously.
Explaining on what he implied about Medvedev’s style, Zverev included: “Perhaps he doesn’t do enormous champs or bouncing forehands or anything like that.
“He plays exceptionally level, he plays with shots that you can’t generally do anything with the ball, and that is hard to play against him in a forceful manner.
“Now and then that is perhaps why it looks on TV or from the outside that players are not playing as forceful against him as against others, however I feel like he doesn’t let you.”
- ‘Something clicked’ –
Medvedev has been a known amount to tennis fans for some time and he won three titles a year ago. In any case, since this mid year the Russian has ventured up to an unheard of level.
He declared himself to the more extensive brandishing open with a horrifying five-set thrashing to Rafael Nadal in the US Open last in September.
Talking on Sunday in Shanghai, Medvedev said that “something clicked” in the United States, where his keep running of six finals on the ricochet started in July-August.
However, on the off chance that he recognizes what it is, he isn’t stating.
“I maybe started to understand something more about myself, and I’m not really sure what,” he said.
However, the Russian uninhibitedly concedes that his lanky casing doesn’t give him the crude power that a significant number of his adversaries have – so he attempts to play what he called “brilliant.”
“Like even talking about the serve, I improved it a lot. But, for example, I cannot serve 230 (kmh).
“I don’t know why, but I cannot do it, so I have to play with my game.
“Also, as I state, I began to comprehend my game considerably more and attempting to blend things up, attempting to pick the absolute best conceivable in each circumstance.”