'DANIIL MEDVEDEV'S GAME'S ONE-DIMENSIONAL' - STEFANOS TSITSIPAS 'SURPRISED' AT WHAT US OPEN CHAMPION ACHIEVED

goldengate14

Semi-Pro
”Medvedev is very consistent, a very tough opponent," Tsitsipas said in an interview with Greek broadcaster Ant1.
"I would not say Medvedev's game is boring; I would say it is one-dimensional. It surprises me that, with that kind of tennis, he manages to achieve what he has achieved."

But Tsitsipas was also complimentary of the Russian, who he referred to as the "best player at the moment; he proved it with his results."

"I consider myself as one of the best, but I also have to prove it on court," he said.
"They [the players he lost out to at the Grand Slams] are not better, but during that time they played better."
When asked if he was sure that his father, Apostolos, was the right person to continue to coach him to bring about further improvement in 2022, the Greek star was absolutely unequivocal.
"I'm 100 per cent sure," Tsitsipas said of his father still being the right fit for him.
"There is no better coach than my father."
'Daniil Medvedev's game's one-dimensional' - Stefanos Tsitsipas 'surprised' at what US Open champion achieved - Eurosport
Medvedev response is ONE NIL
 

beltsman

Legend
”Medvedev is very consistent, a very tough opponent," Tsitsipas said in an interview with Greek broadcaster Ant1.
"I would not say Medvedev's game is boring; I would say it is one-dimensional. It surprises me that, with that kind of tennis, he manages to achieve what he has achieved."

But Tsitsipas was also complimentary of the Russian, who he referred to as the "best player at the moment; he proved it with his results."

"I consider myself as one of the best, but I also have to prove it on court," he said.
"They [the players he lost out to at the Grand Slams] are not better, but during that time they played better."
When asked if he was sure that his father, Apostolos, was the right person to continue to coach him to bring about further improvement in 2022, the Greek star was absolutely unequivocal.
"I'm 100 per cent sure," Tsitsipas said of his father still being the right fit for him.
"There is no better coach than my father."
'Daniil Medvedev's game's one-dimensional' - Stefanos Tsitsipas 'surprised' at what US Open champion achieved - Eurosport
Stef is interdimensional. He has entered the higher plane of existence.
 

Sunny014

Legend
Weak pansy who threw away a 2 sets to love lead is calling others 1 dimensional.

These days it is better to be a boring and 1 dimensional if you are really good than be multi dimensional and not really deadly at anything.
 

Sunny014

Legend
Stefan should realize that these sort of comments are not good.
Even people who won grand slams don't pass comments on others's games, even guys like Rafa and Novak who are seasoned veterans dont pass comments on anyone because it can backfire.

Roger in his prime passed comments on Rafa and later a lot on Novak, see where it ended up 15 years later, he did not improve as much as he should have and took them lightly, today his solo goathood has been reduced "co-" status after 1.5 decades

Medvedev might not respond to Stefan with his mouth but he might respond with his racquet....
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
No way he said that
Federer did say at 2006 Rome that there was no rivalry between him and Nadal. One of the commentators said during the final "long may the non-rivalry continue". Federer said that because he expected to deal with Nadal and quickly vanquish him. It didn't turn out that way.
 

Patogen

Rookie
Federer did say at 2006 Rome that there was no rivalry between him and Nadal. One of the commentators said during the final "long may the non-rivalry continue". Federer said that because he expected to deal with Nadal and quickly vanquish him. It didn't turn out that way.
It took him years to acknowledge it. It went along the lines of "it's definitely becoming more special every time we square off" or something. He was in denial about Rafa for quite a while.

No way he said that
He did. Fed used to refer to Rafa in a way that made you think he perceived him as that annoying little thing that keeps showing up big and bothering him. He was annoyed.
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
It took him years to acknowledge it. It went along the lines of "it's definitely becoming more special every time we square off" or something. He was in denial about Rafa for quite a while.



He did. Fed used to refer to Rafa in a way that made you think he perceived him as that annoying little thing that keeps showing up big and bothering him. He was annoyed.
Very true. However, it’s the way it usually works. Someone cones along to challenge the champ and the champ is not going to be thrilled. It’s not like Connors welcomed JMac into the locker room.
 
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bjsnider

Hall of Fame
Tsitsipas is correct. Medvedev has no power game, and no net game. He plays great defense, has a great serve, and a great return. His strengths are so strong he's almost unbeatable.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Tsitsipas is correct. Medvedev has no power game, and no net game. He plays great defense, has a great serve, and a great return. His strengths are so strong he's almost unbeatable.
I thought you were talking about Djokovic. :cool:
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Federer did say at 2006 Rome that there was no rivalry between him and Nadal. One of the commentators said during the final "long may the non-rivalry continue". Federer said that because he expected to deal with Nadal and quickly vanquish him. It didn't turn out that way.
Federer has a long history of putting down his opponents, especially those who beat him unexpectedly. It usually takes a while before he acquires some respect for them.
 

pj80

Hall of Fame
Federer did say at 2006 Rome that there was no rivalry between him and Nadal. One of the commentators said during the final "long may the non-rivalry continue". Federer said that because he expected to deal with Nadal and quickly vanquish him. It didn't turn out that way.
No way he said that
he said this about Djokovic game after Montreal 2007

In the post match press conference, Federer was asked if he saw and respected the similarities between his game and Djokovic's, as compared to the differences between his and Nadal's and his response was:

"No, not really. I mean, he plays like many other players on tour. You know, I mean, he's steady off the baseline, he's got a pretty good serve. But...nothing outrageous in his game. Always pretty predictable, which is a good thing. Yeah, you get some good rallies against him because he scrambles well, moves to the ball well, moves the ball around very nicely. Yeah, I enjoy playing against him."

Although there's nothing directly insulting in that statement, it's hardly laudatory. And notable is a lack of appreciation for 1) any comparison to his own game, 2) Djokovic having beaten the top 3 players in the same tournament (Roddick, Nadal and Federer), or 3) winning his second Masters 1000 of the year (he had already won Miami). So one could hardly argue that he played like "many other players on tour" - after all, had many others on tour won two Masters 1000's that year? And if you didn't know any better, you'd almost interpret his throw away statement, that he enjoys playing him, because he's predictable and there's nothing outrageous in his game, as a euphemism for the guy being easy pickings!

He went on to say, in assessing his game that day that:

"I could never really breathe. Maybe that was a bit my problem today. It's such a pity, you know, when I start a match against a player like him serving so bad in the opening game."

Now, if I were Djokovic, I wouldn't take too kindly to being referred to as, "a player like him" - if it were meant as a compliment, it would be prefaced or modified with, "a tough player like him", or "a player who returns as well as him" - but in the absence thereof, it just seemed he was lamenting that conditions and an unusually bad serving day was the cause of the result, and not anything Djokovic did!
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
You didn't follow the game in 2006? Fed's comment was well-known at the time.
I was 9 when he said that lol. I don’t remember him being anything but respectful to Nadal in ‘08/09 — obviously I wasn’t following anything but the US TV coverage though.
It took him years to acknowledge it. It went along the lines of "it's definitely becoming more special every time we square off" or something. He was in denial about Rafa for quite a while.



He did. Fed used to refer to Rafa in a way that made you think he perceived him as that annoying little thing that keeps showing up big and bothering him. He was annoyed.
I honestly thought half of these “arrogant-erer” quotes were made up for TTW bait, but it seems I was mistaken. That’s hilarious. I suppose you must believe you are better than everyone to be successful at Fed’s level in pro tennis, but to say all that publicly goes quite a bit further.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
Stefan should realize that these sort of comments are not good.
Even people who won grand slams don't pass comments on others's games, even guys like Rafa and Novak who are seasoned veterans dont pass comments on anyone because it can backfire.

Roger in his prime passed comments on Rafa and later a lot on Novak, see where it ended up 15 years later, he did not improve as much as he should have and took them lightly, today his solo goathood has been reduced "co-" status after 1.5 decades

Medvedev might not respond to Stefan with his mouth but he might respond with his racquet....
Roger made that famous "one dimensional" comment after 2006 FO final. He was really pissed off after the final.

Later he rectified.."that dimension is too good" to very good player and now full admiration.

With djokovic it was ugly from the start. Accusations of faking injury in Davis Cup 2006, mono excuse in 2008 AO, 'keep quiet' in 2008 MC, then supporting Roddick during his big fight with djokovic, pissed off comments in 2011. The list is long.

This definitely has spurned djokovic to be a better player and not giving up on any match against federer.

So comments have backfired but its easy to say now in 2021. These are events that had happened in past 15 years due to conflict between these two
 

pj80

Hall of Fame
Stefan should realize that these sort of comments are not good.
Even people who won grand slams don't pass comments on others's games, even guys like Rafa and Novak who are seasoned veterans dont pass comments on anyone because it can backfire.

Roger in his prime passed comments on Rafa and later a lot on Novak, see where it ended up 15 years later, he did not improve as much as he should have and took them lightly, today his solo goathood has been reduced "co-" status after 1.5 decades

Medvedev might not respond to Stefan with his mouth but he might respond with his racquet....
If anything Djoker humbled our dear Rogde
 

Dolgopolov85

G.O.A.T.
”Medvedev is very consistent, a very tough opponent," Tsitsipas said in an interview with Greek broadcaster Ant1.
"I would not say Medvedev's game is boring; I would say it is one-dimensional. It surprises me that, with that kind of tennis, he manages to achieve what he has achieved."

But Tsitsipas was also complimentary of the Russian, who he referred to as the "best player at the moment; he proved it with his results."

"I consider myself as one of the best, but I also have to prove it on court," he said.
"They [the players he lost out to at the Grand Slams] are not better, but during that time they played better."
When asked if he was sure that his father, Apostolos, was the right person to continue to coach him to bring about further improvement in 2022, the Greek star was absolutely unequivocal.
"I'm 100 per cent sure," Tsitsipas said of his father still being the right fit for him.
"There is no better coach than my father."
'Daniil Medvedev's game's one-dimensional' - Stefanos Tsitsipas 'surprised' at what US Open champion achieved - Eurosport
Bullsheet Russian cheet winning noooooo
 

Dolgopolov85

G.O.A.T.
Federer back in 2006: He's quite one-dimensional with his game," Federer said of Nadal�s game. "After Dubai, I thought I actually saw the way I should play against him. The more I play him, the better it is for me. "
Yes and ************ paid the price. But even so, a champion putting down or scoffing at a challenger is a lot more common than a slamless sh*tsy still pretending he is better than Meddy. He had better prove it then and sooner rather than later.
 

Dolgopolov85

G.O.A.T.
We should all aspire to ****post like you.

On a serious note...I kinda agree with Tsitsipas, but it's also up to him and other guys to beat Meddy. Being one dimensional isn't necessarily a problem if you're THAT good at what you do.
Meddy is not significantly more one dimensional than Sissy though. Not exactly as if Sissy volleys like Edberg. Just because he has stylish strokes and tries to channel Fedr doesn't mean he isn't a back court happy camper just like Meddy. Meddy is ugly to watch, not one dimensional.
 
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