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.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.
0. He is a mentally weak player with poor technique in too many areas who cannot cope with b05 set format.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...
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.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.
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.
Nadal choked badly in that USO final. Ive watched it 32 times and every time i cannot believe Nadal won that.
He was basically a tennis machine at the USO before Thiem match. That match was much closer than score.Many can stop him. He isn't a lock yet.
Another correct prediction!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!
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 himHe 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!
If I were Medvedev I would work really hard on two things: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.