How many slams can Medvedev win?

How many slams will Medvedev win?

  • None. He is overrated

    Votes: 11 12.8%
  • 1 but no more!

    Votes: 7 8.1%
  • 2-3

    Votes: 34 39.5%
  • 4 or more

    Votes: 34 39.5%

  • Total voters
    86

Nadalgaenger

G.O.A.T.
I don't really think Zverev will be in the mix as much as Sinner, Tsitsipas, Medvedev or Thiem. Maybe it's wishful thinking but I just don't think Sascha is as good.
Agree. Zverev, I fear, has peaked. And his baseline game, especially FH, not good enough to compensate for the lack of defense. Medvedev is just a better tennis player. I say this as a guy that has been a Zverev fan since I saw him up close at IW in 2016.
 

Beckerserve

Hall of Fame
As a Thiem and Zverev fan I am beginning to fear this guy more and more.

Yes, Dom took him out at USO (where he had looked dominant). But I honestly think Thiem got lucky and caught him on bad night.

Zverev has looked helpless against him in last four sets.

Tsitsipas not good enough on HC to stop the bulls$$$ RAAShan!

I say Medvedev will win at least 5 HC slams. He may take over as dominant AO player after Nole fades...
0. He is a mentally weak player with poor technique in too many areas who cannot cope with b05 set format.
Best he can achieve is a few m1000s and a Wtf.
 

Beckerserve

Hall of Fame
Only Djokovic kept his speed into his 30s, Nadal declined a lot legwise but managed to retool his game to dominate in a different way.
Nadal loss of footspeed is a misnomer. He rarely shows his foot speed and looks sluggish but he still has it as we saw in FO final. He will only really turn the burners on in the biggest matches.
 

Start da Game

Hall of Fame
unfortunately zero if he does not change his mindset.........he said that he prefers best of 3 and the very moment i lost whatever good impression i had of him........
 

cork_screw

Hall of Fame
Zverev even in the conversation? Really? This guy is so loose on his consistency. His forehands fly long very often, he's very flighty on his groundstrokes. Often he hits unforced errors when not being put in pressured situations. Normally you make unforced errors when stretched out wide or when you have very heavy balls. But Zverev just throws balls long and in the net from basic rally balls. When I see this and how much he double faults, if I was part of his team I would hire two sports psychologists. I would hire a strictly tennis sports psychologist and then an all around general sports psychologist and really strengthen my mental game. I think he gets in his head a lot. Especially with the double faults.

I honestly thought Zverev would be better than what he's shown himself to be. Especially when he was coming in on the scene and he was beating nadal with his solid backhand. But in recent times, he's really shown some massive holes and vulnerabilities in just how inconsistently he plays.

Agree. Zverev, I fear, has peaked. And his baseline game, especially FH, not good enough to compensate for the lack of defense. Medvedev is just a better tennis player. I say this as a guy that has been a Zverev fan since I saw him up close at IW in 2016.
 
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cork_screw

Hall of Fame
I think Nadal's best hard court year was 2013. He made the hard courts look like clay. His service was so heavy and big back then. That was one difference that changed his hard court game. Not sure why he reverted back to his old serve. I think he said it was less consistent. But he's no longer the wall on hard court like he used to be. Still, I think it's incredible when anyone can beat nadal on hard court because his game is unique in the way that you have so much top spin curving out to your backhand side. It would be nice to see him try to exploit that again like he used to do. But nowadays I can definitely see how he's trying to preserve his body to play longer into his career than to play hot and heavy and burn out in just a few more years. I actually see the same in Lebron James and how he's been conserving his body for the future.

Nadal choked badly in that USO final. Ive watched it 32 times and every time i cannot believe Nadal won that.
 

Nadalgaenger

G.O.A.T.
Many can stop him. He isn't a lock yet.
He was basically a tennis machine at the USO before Thiem match. That match was much closer than score.
Zverev and Djokovic had no answers agains
Did you watch USO 2019? Guy fought Rafa like a beast.
Nobody in this generation can stop him on HC. Maybe Sinner will but I cannot see any other obstacles. He WILL win WTF this week!
Another correct prediction!
 

aditya123

Hall of Fame
He was basically a tennis machine at the USO before Thiem match. That match was much closer than score.
Zverev and Djokovic had no answers agains

Another correct prediction!
He fought Rafa in USO but that was mainly because Rafa let him into the match. The Aus open is always a bit different, I don't see him dominating matches in hot sun at Aus open !!! He is consistent at the Uso, we can expect a few slams from him there. Also as @MeatTornado pointed out, once he starts losing he goes into a slump which doesn't fit well for him
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
Assuming Kyrgios isn’t going to be his bogeyman only Thiem and the Big2 should be a major worry in the short term, long term who knows, Sinner could be the real deal.
2 minimum.
 

Nadalgaenger

G.O.A.T.
I'd say 2-3 on hard and none on clay. Grass is a question mark. Huge vacuum there with no big 3 and he could maybe fill it with his flat strokes and strong serve.
If I were Medvedev I would work really hard on two things:
Core strength (higher a top level physio so that he can look like Coric ;)
Net play

If Medvedev actually had a net game he'd be well-nigh unstoppable on HC.
 

HazBeen18

Rookie
Until he wins a BO5 slam, who can say? Right now, I still think that Thiem has the better shot at the next few hard-court slams. However, Meddy looks better to me physically than he did just a year ago. He played through three very physical matches against Rafa, Novak, and Thiem and didn't look nearly as gassed as the three of them did.
 
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