Why is no one talking about how easy Medvedev’s US Open draw was?

Yugram

Legend
I have impression that everyone on here just likes his childish clownish behaviour, so he just gets away with everything. I haven’t seen a single mention of this joke of a draw.

Evans, whose season been a failure since Monte Carlo?

Koepfer on hard courts?

Van De Zandschulp??? (Who’d most likely beat the fraud if not for a grueling 5 setter a round earlier)

Auger Aliassime in a Slam SF? Seriously? The mentally weakest player in top 100 or perhaps top 200 in a Slam Semi?
 

The Big Foe fan

Hall of Fame
I have impression that everyone on here just likes his childish clownish behaviour, so he just gets away with everything. I haven’t seen a single mention of this joke of a draw.

Evans, whose season been a failure since Monte Carlo?

Koepfer on hard courts?

Van De Zandschulp??? (Who’d most likely beat the fraud if not for a grueling 5 setter a round earlier)

Auger Aliassime in a Slam SF? Seriously? The mentally weakest player in top 100 or perhaps top 200 in a Slam Semi?
Bruh what.
He's no big3
 

Yugram

Legend
He's definitely a joke who can only beat subpar players

But also was a super tough opponent 2 years ago...
Yes, he peaked 2 years ago. Now he is just vulturing while his masters Nadal and Thiem (remember how everyone hyped up Medvedev and then he got butchered?) are gone.
 

socallefty

Legend
Talking about draws is a waste of time. If you are a top 3 player, the only players who typically bother you are going to play you in the semifinals and finals. The earlier rounds don’t matter too much and if anything one or two tightly contested early matches due to a slightly tougher draw in the first week can be a benefit when you face top competition in the semi/finals.

You can only play who is in front of you. No one looked like they were going to beat Medvedev in the USO including Djokovic even before the final was played because he was in great form and no one did.
 

jga111

Hall of Fame
Draw is always going to be weak when the generation is weak.

The question should now be, can Medvedev improve on a court with a lower cpi? If so, then he is in contention on being and holding onto no1 for a while
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
He played the best tennis player to ever play the sport who was coming off the back of winning 3 slams already this year to win the final. That completely negates any "weak" draw he had. If you want a truely weak US open draw, look at Nadal's 2017 win.
Novak had to win a very tough 5 set night match vs Zverev and have only one day off before the finals, whereas, Medvedev had 2 days off before the final. Novak was 34 in that situation, Medvedev was 24
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
I have impression that everyone on here just likes his childish clownish behaviour, so he just gets away with everything. I haven’t seen a single mention of this joke of a draw.

Evans, whose season been a failure since Monte Carlo?

Koepfer on hard courts?

Van De Zandschulp??? (Who’d most likely beat the fraud if not for a grueling 5 setter a round earlier)

Auger Aliassime in a Slam SF? Seriously? The mentally weakest player in top 100 or perhaps top 200 in a Slam Semi?
I created a recent thread saying that Medvedev had no business winning the US Open this year https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/ind...was-rather-fortunate-a-bit-of-a-fluke.712307/ I didn't mention the draw but obviously the draw was a joke. This is the only way the young guys will win a slam, until Djokovic/Nadal sufficiently decline.
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
Med played a good tournament start to finish so he certainly did about as well as he could even with the uber-weak draw. There’d be issues if he was going five against Botic and FAA but he breezed through the tournament with minimal struggle. You can’t help who you wind up facing across the net but how you play them is certainly within your control. That’s why I was more impressed by this win compared to Thiem’s from last year.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Med played a good tournament start to finish so he certainly did about as well as he could even with the uber-weak draw. There’d be issues if he was going five against Botic and FAA but he breezed through the tournament with minimal struggle. You can’t help who you wind up facing across the net but how you play them is certainly within your control. That’s why I was more impressed by this win compared to Thiem’s from last year.
Thiem also lost only 1 set before the final in USO 2020 - including straight setting Med who was clearly the toughest pre-final opponent (by far) for either in those 2 runs.
Difference is obviously in the respective finals and a big one.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
I have impression that everyone on here just likes his childish clownish behaviour, so he just gets away with everything. I haven’t seen a single mention of this joke of a draw.

Evans, whose season been a failure since Monte Carlo?

Koepfer on hard courts?

Van De Zandschulp??? (Who’d most likely beat the fraud if not for a grueling 5 setter a round earlier)

Auger Aliassime in a Slam SF? Seriously? The mentally weakest player in top 100 or perhaps top 200 in a Slam Semi?
There's been plenty of discussion about it. I guess he gets a pass since he, himself, is a mug.
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
Thiem also lost only 1 set before the final in USO 2020 - including straight setting Med who was clearly the toughest pre-final opponent (by far) for either in those 2 runs.
Difference is obviously in the respective finals and a big one.
Well yeah the final was definitely implied in my comment lol
 

big ted

Hall of Fame
I have impression that everyone on here just likes his childish clownish behaviour, so he just gets away with everything. I haven’t seen a single mention of this joke of a draw.

Evans, whose season been a failure since Monte Carlo?

Koepfer on hard courts?

Van De Zandschulp??? (Who’d most likely beat the fraud if not for a grueling 5 setter a round earlier)

Auger Aliassime in a Slam SF? Seriously? The mentally weakest player in top 100 or perhaps top 200 in a Slam Semi?
i think everyones just happy djokovic didnt win.. if med beat rafa or roger in the final you'd hear about it
 

Nicklo22

Rookie
Medvedev owns all his rivals on hard courts and is even with nole . His h2h against nole is 4-4 since 2019 which was his break through year. His h2h against z is 5-2 since 2019 and he has zero win against top 10 in bo 5 . Tsitsipants only beat him once on hard court and lost the rest of the times . Rublev is his pigeon . Berretini has a mat h up issue with him . Shapo and Felix can’t beat him in bo 5. Who would have been a tough draw for Med at this years us open ?? Except nole I can’t think of any . He beat nole anyway . So we have to acknowledge his slam win as genuine .
 

MrFlip

Professional
He played the best tennis player to ever play the sport who was coming off the back of winning 3 slams already this year to win the final. That completely negates any "weak" draw he had. If you want a truely weak US open draw, look at Nadal's 2017 win.
lol lol lol lol "he's virtually god like unbeatable best season evah"

Is that why he almost lost to Tsitsipas in RG Final, lost opening set every round @ USOPEN 2021......come on.....these young players are not made of the same stuff Fed and Nad had to face in the 00s - lets be real.

Tired, old Djok vs Hungry young russian....not a surprising result the Russian WON!
 
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