It tells you that Medvedev had no margin to drop his first serve.
He was serving at 100% yet Rafa managed to make a couple of 40-30's in those first service games.
That was spelling disaster the moment Medvedev serve drops a little.
The only loss came against Djokovic on that 5 set Australian Open Final.
Defeated (4) Federer : 3-6 6-3 7-5 / Indian Wells Final
Defeated (3) Federer : 7-5 7-5 / World Tour Finals RR
Defeated (2) Djokovic : 6-7 6-3 7-6 / World Tour Finals RR
Defeated (1) Nadal : 7-6 7-6 4-6 7-6 /...
Extremely surprised by the 44% voting for Medvedev.
Rafa is a nightmare matchup for him. For Daniil it's like playing a better version of him on every single department but first serve.
Medvedev was in fact in better form last year when he was trashing every single top player left and right...