Daniil Medvedev hasn’t made it out of the first week of a Grand Slam in 500 days

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
Since he reached the Australian Open final in 2022 in January and became #1, Daniil Medvedev has now lost before the QF in every single Grand Slam since then.

RG 2022- 4R loss to Cilic
WB 2022- DNP as Wimbledon banned Russians
USO 2022- 4R loss to Kyrgios
AO 2023- 3R loss to Korda
RG 2023- 1R loss to Seyboth Wild

He’s had an excellent Bo3 season winning 5 tournaments so far and leading the race. But that being said, how do you become the world #1 and then fail to make even one single Slam QF in your next 5 tries?

Really should be getting more heat for this, if any other NextGen underperformed like this they’d be getting roasted. For some reason tennis fans consistently give Medvedev a pass and I don’t understand it.
 

DSH

Talk Tennis Guru
If he doesn't achieve great results in the upcoming Majors, his chances of ending the season as world number 1 will go down the drain.
:sick:
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
I've been saying that if neither Carlos nor Med win a slam this year, then their 2023 success is for nothing.
 

UnforcedTerror

Hall of Fame
Only one bad loss but still Korda peaked out of nowhere in that match.

Now let's wait and see him in the next 2 or 3 slams. I'm sure he will do much better. Actually, he's in top 3 favorite for the next 3 so if he doesn't survive the first week I admit it would be just bad.
 

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
Only one bad loss but still Korda peaked out of nowhere in that match.

Now let's wait and see him in the next 2 or 3 slams. I'm sure he will do much better. Actually, he's in top 3 favorite for the next 3 so if he doesn't survive the first week I admit it would be just bad.
It just shows the incredibly low standards people have for players these days. The guy becomes #1 and has failed to make a Slam QF in 5 attempts. If this happened to literally anyone else they’d be getting demolished.

Medvedev loses and it’s mostly crickets.
 

itrium84

Hall of Fame
Since he reached the Australian Open final in 2022 in January and became #1, Daniil Medvedev has now lost before the QF in every single Grand Slam since then.

RG 2022- 4R loss to Cilic
WB 2022- DNP as Wimbledon banned Russians
USO 2022- 4R loss to Kyrgios
AO 2023- 3R loss to Korda
RG 2023- 1R loss to Seyboth Wild

He’s had an excellent Bo3 season winning 5 tournaments so far and leading the race. But that being said, how do you become the world #1 and then fail to make even one single Slam QF in your next 5 tries?

Really should be getting more heat for this, if any other NextGen underperformed like this they’d be getting roasted. For some reason tennis fans consistently give Medvedev a pass and I don’t understand it.
Guy is just likable :)
 
It just shows the incredibly low standards people have for players these days. The guy becomes #1 and has failed to make a Slam QF in 5 attempts. If this happened to literally anyone else they’d be getting demolished.

Medvedev loses and it’s mostly crickets.
Well, at the start of 2023 nobody expected that much from Med after how his last season went. Now it's clay season so again, not much to expect given his previous record. Last year there was plenty of discussion about his fall from grace.

Generally the focus has shifted from the NextGen to the younger prospects. They seem firmly on the course to establish themselves at the top and consequently get most of GPPD's praise and wrath.
 
Since he reached the Australian Open final in 2022 in January and became #1, Daniil Medvedev has now lost before the QF in every single Grand Slam since then.

RG 2022- 4R loss to Cilic
WB 2022- DNP as Wimbledon banned Russians
USO 2022- 4R loss to Kyrgios
AO 2023- 3R loss to Korda
RG 2023- 1R loss to Seyboth Wild

He’s had an excellent Bo3 season winning 5 tournaments so far and leading the race. But that being said, how do you become the world #1 and then fail to make even one single Slam QF in your next 5 tries?

Really should be getting more heat for this, if any other NextGen underperformed like this they’d be getting roasted. For some reason tennis fans consistently give Medvedev a pass and I don’t understand it.

7-10 slams in any other era
 

UnforcedTerror

Hall of Fame
It just shows the incredibly low standards people have for players these days. The guy becomes #1 and has failed to make a Slam QF in 5 attempts. If this happened to literally anyone else they’d be getting demolished.

Medvedev loses and it’s mostly crickets.
4 attempts not 5, two of which are at RG. It's really not that bad and you can find many instances where a former #1 fails to make a QF in 4 consecutive slams. Nobody claimed that Med is the next Sampras.
 

neytron

Semi-Pro
I have nothing against losing to Cilic and Kyrgios, then he was in crisis. But I didn't like losses to Korda and Wild. Especially to Wild, maybe he ran out of gas after all the recent successes.
 

duaneeo

Legend
Medvedev is the TopGun of 90s-born players...those who were supposed to end the slam runs of late-80s-born players. It explains why the dominant slam runs of late-80s-born players have continued well into the 2020s.
 

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
4 attempts not 5, two of which are at RG. It's really not that bad and you can find many instances where a former #1 fails to make a QF in 4 consecutive slams. Nobody claimed that Med is the next Sampras.
Multiple users have claimed he is the highest level baseliner of all time.
 

Pheasant

Legend
I think that Medvedev is following in Federer's footsteps. After Federer beat Sampras at the 2001 Wimbledon, he then lost to Henman. Right after that, he failed to make the QF of the next 7 slam events. Medvedev's streak is only at 5(but only 4 losses). Med will likely push this streak to 6 straight QF misses at Wimbledon. But after that, I expect him to slaughter all of Fed's achievements.

Conservatively, I see Med doing the following:
300 consecutive weeks at #1
30 straight slam semis
15 straight slam finals
45 straight slam QF
31 slam titles in all
 

StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
That's really sad. Djokovic is even more of a lock for the title now. Med is one of the few players who can challenge him.
 
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abmk

Bionic Poster
He is most likely not even going to reach Djokovic, leave alone beat him. It's amazing how some just never learn from the past.

quoted and noted. If Alcaraz reaches the semi (regardless of whether Djokovic does), will you self-ban yourself for say 2 weeks from TTW or start saying only positive stuff about players for 2 weeks? (well you pump up Djokovic and Medvedev, but -ve on almost everyone else)
 

Phenomenal

Professional
That's really sad. Djokovic is even more of a lock for the title now. Med is one of the few players who can challenge him.
Nah, I never think he would do that well as some people predict to play final. Alcaraz certainly can win against Djokovic. I see him favourite against Djokovic. But he may not reach him. Won't surprise if he lose early too. His draw is tough.

Djokovic will struggle against many players but winning is different question.
 

StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
quoted and noted. If Alcaraz reaches the semi (regardless of whether Djokovic does), will you self-ban yourself for say 2 weeks from TTW or start saying only positive stuff about players for 2 weeks? (well you pump up Djokovic and Medvedev, but -ve on almost everyone else)
What kind of BS is that? Why would I do it? I'm not even an Alcaraz fan, just annoyed by the inability of the young players to beat a 36 years old Djokovic in BO5. (and we see that for years, I wonder how some still hype them. Med at least got one win)

And you do realize that Alcaraz reaching the semifinal and losing is not a good result, right?
 
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Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
I think this loss will be a blessing in disguise. Usually he turns it up post disappointments and this one is surely especially after that Rome win but it’s been way better clay season one can imagine for him. Now he can rest and fully focus for grass. Seeing his form on clay there is no doubt he could go deep at Wimbledon since grass is easily more suited to his style than clay. Also post Wimbledon is perhaps his best part of the season so overall season could still turn out to be really amazing
 

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
He is most likely not even going to reach Djokovic, leave alone beat him. It's amazing how some just never learn from the past.
No I’m asking an honest question, have you even seen Carlos Alcaraz play live?

You don’t watch tennis at all you’ve said

Well anyways, if you have seen him play in 2023, you’d know he’s the best player in the world.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
What kind of BS is that? Why would I do it? I'm not even an Alcaraz fan, just annoyed by the inability of the young players to beat a 36 years old Djokovic in BO5. (and we see that for years, I wonder how some still hype them. Med at least got one win)

And you do realize that Alcaraz reaching the semifinal and losing is not a good result, right?

Med got one win over a terrible Djokovic - easily his worst slam final. big whoop.
delpo beats MUCH MUCH better djokovic multiple times and you put him down.

you talk about inability of young players to beat djokovic in Bo5 and in the same breath you talk up Med's chance in Bo5 vs Djoko on clay. really?

you said this about Alcaraz
"He is most likely not even going to reach Djokovic, leave alone beat him"

so back up your words with actions, Strong Guy.
its not just about whether Alcaraz beats Djokovic.
you first said Alcaraz is most likely not even going to reach Djokovic.

As far as a potential match b/w Alcaraz and DJokovic goes, I'd favour Alcaraz right now for sure, but will reserve judgement till both reach (assuming they do)
 
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