Medvedev News 6.0

James P

G.O.A.T.
Well, losing to a guy you've never lost to before is never a good thing, but overall pretty dang happy with the Mad Lad's performance in the USO lead up events. One title, one SF, missed out on an opportunity to sneak ever closer to #1 Novak, but that was always a pretty ridiculously tough hill to climb. Time for some much needed rest and pre-Open practice.
 
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BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Pretty dang happy with the Mad Lad's performance in the USO lead up events.
I really wish he would have bagged Cincy, losing to Rublev was very disappointing. Imagine the confidence he would have been riding had he won both Rogers Cup and Cincy. Now he's opened the door for Zverev to bag Cincy and he'll likely cruise into the USO winning an OCG and Cincy. I want Med to win the USO and will be rooting for him all the way.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
I haven't watched it! Could you tell me how it impacted the game?
Impacted it enough to lose the match to a guy who he NEVER even lost a set 2 before! It changed the match and after the incident, Med wasn't the same player he was before.
 

Jonesy

Hall of Fame
Sad incident, you could see totally different players before and after it happened. If it didn't impact on his body it certainly impacted psychologically. And in tennis something like this definitely makes a difference.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Didn't watch either of the matches, but did watch their highlights...

Between the level of play coming in, the level shown here so far, and the confidence he's speaking with in his press conferences, Medvedev looks really, really primed for a special tournament.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
5th career major QF locked in today. Also guaranteed to remain #2 at the end of the tournament. 4 matches in, 4 three love scorelines. Let's go!
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
5th career major QF locked in today. Also guaranteed to remain #2 at the end of the tournament. 4 matches in, 4 three love scorelines. Let's go!
Absolutely. Hoping he gets to the final without losing a set. And he is capable of doing that fully.
 

GreenClay

Rookie
Congrats to Medvedev.
I also like Novak, so I didn’t have much of a rooting interest.
But I’ll hand it to Medvedev — he came out with the perfect plan and executed it perfectly.
Also, I appreciate his quirky personality.
 
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James P

G.O.A.T.
Cross-posting:

Tennis Abstract has crowned Medvedev the Hardcourt Elo King for the first time, post-USO (hElo). What that means, going forward, is that Medvedev will be favored in a H2H hardcourt match against Djokovic. (and against everyone else).


Overall RankNameAgeOverall ElohRawcRawgRawhElocElogEloPeak Elo TournamentPeak AgePeak Elo
2Daniil Medvedev25.52144.42092.61713.91723.42118.51929.11933.92021 Australian Open SF25.02159.1
1Novak Djokovic34.32173.02041.32036.01962.52107.22104.52067.82016 Miami F28.82470.0
3Alexander Zverev24.42111.12023.51998.91671.42067.32055.01891.32017 Canada F20.32148.1
5Stefanos Tsitsipas23.02071.91931.22005.21543.42001.52038.51807.72021 Roland Garros SF22.82132.6
4Rafael Nadal35.22094.81891.62050.91563.01993.22072.91828.92009 Madrid SF22.92370.0
6Roger Federer39.92042.81935.81749.31813.41989.31896.11928.12007 Dubai F25.62382.0
8Andrey Rublev23.92019.21952.61827.21652.81985.91923.21836.02021 Monte Carlo SF23.52105.9
9Dominic Thiem27.72002.11934.11935.91618.31968.11969.01810.22016 Halle R1622.82123.2
7Matteo Berrettini25.42035.41784.21910.21853.01909.81972.81944.22021 Wimbledon SF25.22044.6
11Pablo Carreno Busta30.11968.31844.11867.71439.81906.21918.01704.12021 Winston-Salem R1630.12001.0
13Jannik Sinner20.01927.61863.91806.71312.81895.71867.11620.22021 Barcelona QF19.72022.9
12Carlos Alcaraz Garfia18.31966.01790.71834.11441.41878.31900.11703.72021 Us Open R1618.31966.0
 
Any information will he rest in USA or return to Europe?Laver cup starts next week and after that is Indian wells so it s more reasonable he stay in USA until the end of Indian wells?
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
https://www.tennis.com/news/articles/putin-hails-medvedev-s-win-over-djokovic-in-us-open-final

Putin and Kremlin congratulate Medvedev :

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President Vladimir Putin hailed a "brilliant victory" in an official message of congratulations.

"On the path to the final of this prestigious competition, you demonstrated the highest class of skill and perseverance in reaching your aims and in the deciding match you performed in a confident and collected manner, not leaving a chance to a strong and renowned opponent," Putin wrote. "That is how real champions play!"

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was among those congratulating Medvedev on his composure, highlighting his warm words for Djokovic — whom Medvedev called "the greatest tennis player in history" — during the trophy presentation.

"I was impressed by Daniil Medvedev's speech during the presentation. He talked about his opponent with such respect and dignity, paying tribute to the the skill and achievements of Novak Djokovic," Zakharova wrote on Facebook.

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James P

G.O.A.T.
So, can't say I understand the thinking, but Medvedev is in the Moscow 250 entry list the week after Indian Wells. He said post-USO, he wasn't playing Vienna/St Pete (one week later), so technically he didn't fib, but I got the impression he was only doing Laver, IW, Paris, and Turin to finish the season. Add in one more tournament. Wonder if he is making a run at #1 after all?
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
So, can't say I understand the thinking, but Medvedev is in the Moscow 250 entry list the week after Indian Wells. He said post-USO, he wasn't playing Vienna/St Pete (one week later), so technically he didn't fib, but I got the impression he was only doing Laver, IW, Paris, and Turin to finish the season. Add in one more tournament. Wonder if he is making a run at #1 after all?
Don't think so, If he become number one then it is most welcome, but he prefer his home tournament Moscow over Vienna, nothing wrong.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
He really does produce a lot more variation than it seems. His grinding, defence, serve and low error rate are his most standout characteristics, no doubt.

There’s also a lot of quality attacking tennis with great touch constructed intelligently. Junkballing is part of it, no doubt, but that’s not a negative - it’s critical to disrupting the opponent’s rhythm and dismantling their conventional attacking and counter-attacking options. He might not have high winner counts but it’s amazing variation done with great efficiency, doing just enough to force errors and/or generate easy putaways.

It might’ve ended up a close match after Medvedev lost concentration but he just straight massacred Sinner in the 1st set in Turin and there was a fair bit going on that Sinner simply couldn’t handle.

Have a look at the current top 50. Virtually none of them can live with Med’s serve, variable tactics, junk and defence. It’ll be interesting to see if his body holds up with all the baseline slip and slide, but IMHO he isn’t going anywhere from #2 except up. All the “he’s gonna be worked out by the tour” crowd are in for a 2022 of pain.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Medvedev now has a career 26-23 record against players in the top 10, a 53.1% win rate, good for 13th all time in the open era.
 
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