Medvedev reaches 5th finale in a row. Has this feat been done before by non-slammers?

Is this streak a flash in the pan, or a sign of greater things to come?

  • Just a lucky or temporary streak, doesn´t mean anything

    Votes: 8 18.2%
  • Proof that he will win slam(s)

    Votes: 36 81.8%

  • Total voters
    44

UnderratedSlam

Hall of Fame
In other words, is there anyone in the Open Era who´s done this, but who´s never won a slam, before or after the feat?

I´ll just assume that if there is a non-ATG who had done this, it must have been a very long time ago.

I.e. this stat would be further proof that Bearerer has a great career ahead of him, will win slams, the whole enchelada.

Additionally, after reaching his first M1000 finale, he reached another one just a week later and then a slam finale a few weeks after that. Not sure when any "newbie" had done this, or if it was ever done.
 

Yugram

Hall of Fame
I’m somewhere in between poll options. Mickey mouse tournaments like St.Pt and DC with some Masters in the mix doesn’t necessary mean anything, but there is something to think about because he reached USO final.

We shall wait till AO.
 

S'in-net

Semi-Pro
He's hit the ground running and stayed running

Attitude of players taking to the court vs him will or has now changed

For instance Tsitsipas formerly annoyed by losing to that kind of player to Tsitsipas the clear underdog not expected to win against too good a player...

Federer likely to go out to 4

The real question is can he split up the Nadal/Djokovic duopoly ? ?
 

PT280 Fan

Rookie
He should have been given some of that guarantee money reserved for Fed and Nadal to play for Team World so they could finally get off the snide and post a win in Laver Cup. That format is becoming kind of a joke with the disparity of rankings between the players on Team Europe and Team World. Without the doubles prowess of Jack Sock and the indomitable spirit of Sock, Kyrgios and Isner, that event would be a total yawn fest.
 

WildRevolver

New User
He should have been given some of that guarantee money reserved for Fed and Nadal to play for Team World so they could finally get off the snide and post a win in Laver Cup. That format is becoming kind of a joke with the disparity of rankings between the players on Team Europe and Team World. Without the doubles prowess of Jack Sock and the indomitable spirit of Sock, Kyrgios and Isner, that event would be a total yawn fest.
Except it wasn’t and instead was quite entertaining.
 

PT280 Fan

Rookie
Except it wasn’t and instead was quite entertaining.
And that's thanks to Sock, Kyrgios and Isner. Still, Team Europe had seven players this year in the top eleven in the world and Team World started at #20 with John Isner (Raonic and Kyrgios at 24 & 27). Of course Sock is considered one of the best doubles players in the world. It's like they have enough to compete but not quite win.
 
In other words, is there anyone in the Open Era who´s done this, but who´s never won a slam, before or after the feat?

I´ll just assume that if there is a non-ATG who had done this, it must have been a very long time ago.

I.e. this stat would be further proof that Bearerer has a great career ahead of him, will win slams, the whole enchelada.

Additionally, after reaching his first M1000 finale, he reached another one just a week later and then a slam finale a few weeks after that. Not sure when any "newbie" had done this, or if it was ever done.
good question!
lendl and ivanisevic have done it before winning their slam(s), but apart from that, ummm... :unsure:
 

victorcruz

Professional
He's easily the best of the rest, by that I mean outside of the big 3. He should be a force but need to see him get that first slam before we declare him as the next one.
 

titoelcolombiano

Hall of Fame
The 5 finals is pretty impressive but each year lately a NextGen is hyped because of some good performances and then goes missing the next year. If he has a solid year next year building on this then we might be able to look at Medvedev as a genuine consistent threat to the big 3.
 

James P

Professional
The 5 finals is pretty impressive but each year lately a NextGen is hyped because of some good performances and then goes missing the next year. If he has a solid year next year building on this then we might be able to look at Medvedev as a genuine consistent threat to the big 3.
Technically, this is at least the third individual hyping this season after Tsitsipas and FAA. But, you're right that there has been a lot of let down after a massive buildup.
 

Mack-2

Professional
I could be wrong but didn’t Delpo win like 4 tournaments in a row back in the summer of 2008 while all the top guys were playing in the Olympics?
 

geffer

New User
It depends
It really impressive for the type of people like medverev. It is like 2 years ago's Thiem who kept going many final continuously. But it is kind of meaning less for the people like big 4. The only achivement could be mentioned here is 1 Cincinnati open winner which could be counted as big title. But tbh, all the champions except GS and OG are somewhat meaningless to big 3.....
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
And yet many slam careers were successfully foretold, predicted.

Sampras, Federer, Agassi, Nadal, Kafelnikov, and the list goes on...

Not an exact science, of course, as nobody has a crystal ball.

Except Brad Gibert.
Remember that in 2012, BG predicted Ryan Harrison would win slams and be top 10 by 2013. :eek:
 

James P

Professional
Here's Nadal's run directly before winning his first RG:

Brasil Open 250 W
Mexico Open 500 W
Miami Open 1000 F
Valencia 250 QF
Monte Carlo 1000 W
Barcelona 500 W
Rome Masters 1000 W

Roland Garros 2005 W
It should be noted, prior to this run, Nadal had only been in 2 finals (in 2004), winning 1. Basically this run put him on the map from the young NextGen of his day to the big time champion he became.
 

Tshooter

Legend
It should be noted, prior to this run, Nadal had only been in 2 finals (in 2004), winning 1. Basically this run put him on the map from the young NextGen of his day to the big time champion he became.
Also note he was around 11 years old at the time not 23.
 
Medvedev is not yet the most successful Medvedev in men's tennis.

Medvedev has equalled Medvedev's highest ranking of No 4.

Medvedev has also equalled Medvedev's best slam performance (losing final in 5 sets vs. a great of the game).

However, Medvedev still trails Medvedev in overall titles (6 vs. 11) and Masters titles (1 vs. 4).
 
And yet many slam careers were successfully foretold, predicted.

Sampras, Federer, Agassi, Nadal, Kafelnikov, and the list goes on...

Not an exact science, of course, as nobody has a crystal ball.

Except Brad Gibert.
Gilbert predicted Chung would be a multiple slam winner.
 
Del Potro won 4 250’s in a row back in 2008 before the US Open.

He was stopped by Murray in the 4th round. Was pretty impressive for a 19 year old
nice streak, indeed... and it was even in the QF that he lost to murray after a 4 tight sets !

it's actually relatively rare to win another title straight after his first title : who else did that ?
- mathieu (moscow/lyon, 2002)
- gaudio (barcelona/mallorca, 2002)
- roddick (atlanta/houston, 2001)
- johansson (copenhague/leningrad, 1997)
- mcenroe (hartford/san francisco, 1978)
- becker (queen's/wimbledon, 1985)
(other examples ?...)

but 4 straight titles for delpo (stuttgart/kitzbuhel/LA/washington)... seems it's some unique feat !
Nb: straight... 'entered', regardless of resting weeks between 2 tournaments.
 
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Medvedev is not yet the most successful Medvedev in men's tennis.

Medvedev has equalled Medvedev's highest ranking of No 4.

Medvedev has also equalled Medvedev's best slam performance (losing final in 5 sets vs. a great of the game).

However, Medvedev still trails Medvedev in overall titles (6 vs. 11) and Masters titles (1 vs. 4).
And Andriy Medvedev also made the semis of another Slam, as well as three other quarter-finals. That was Dmitry's first Slam quarter-final.

Incidentally, they both lost 6-4 in the fifth of their Slam final in a match in which one player won the first two sets and the other won the second two sets. For Andriy, however, it was a 2-0 lead that he let slip, whereas Dmitry was 2-0 behind.
 
And Andriy Medvedev also made the semis of another Slam, as well as three other quarter-finals. That was Dmitry's first Slam quarter-final.

Incidentally, they both lost 6-4 in the fifth of their Slam final in a match in which one player won the first two sets and the other won the second two sets. For Andriy, however, it was a 2-0 lead that he let slip, whereas Dmitry was 2-0 behind.
I wish both 'meds' had won...
 
Also note that Becker, Borg and Wilander all had won 2 slams by the time Nadal won his first. ;) And yes, we know Fed didn't win a slam until he was almost 22.
Alas, this isn't true. Becker did win two Slams prior to turning 19. But Wilander was already 19 and a few months when he won the Australian Open 1983, his second Slam, and Nadal was only 19 and a few days when he won Roland Garros 2005. Borg was also a few days older at the time of his second Slam than Nadal at the time of his first. So, I think Becker was the only one to win two slams younger than Nadal at his first. Wilander, Borg, and Chang all won one Slam when younger than Nadal.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I need proof of that. Gilbert being so far off, that would be interesting.
@UnderratedSlam BG said Ryan Harrison would be top 10 and win slams on March 9, 2013 during Harrison's match against Rafa at Indian Wells. I watched that match live and Gilbert said that during the match and then afterwards in the match wrap up. Gilbert also said in 2011 at IW during Harrison's match against Fed that he would win slams and have as great a career as Roddick.
 
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