Zverev: Medvedev #1 Player in the World

buscemi

Hall of Fame
Can't be bothered to check Roddicks stats, but I doubt he had more than 4 finales in a row during his 2003 run.

Obviously, he did the Summer Sweep, just him and Rafter and Nadal.

Roddick's run in 2003 was:

Queen's Club: Winner
Wimbledon: Lost in the SF to Federer
Indianapolis: Winner
D.C.: Lost in the SF to Henman
Canada: Winner
Cincinnati: Winner
U.S. Open: Winner

So, three straight finals/wins and a stretch of seven tournaments w/five wins and two SFs.
 

UnderratedSlam

G.O.A.T.
Roddick's run in 2003 was:

Queen's Club: Winner
Wimbledon: Lost in the SF to Federer
Indianapolis: Winner
D.C.: Lost in the SF to Henman
Canada: Winner
Cincinnati: Winner
U.S. Open: Winner

So, three straight finals/wins and a stretch of seven tournaments w/five wins and two SFs.
There are many such runs, especially by Big 3. Having 6 finales in a row is a special kind of achievement that trumps Rod's in several ways. That's why this thread deals only with in-a-row runs, no pre-F losses allowed. Otherwise we could list 100 examples.

And Bearerer might even continue it.
 
The Zedulous One just declared today, Medvedev #1 Player in the World

Top 20 Points since Wimbledon:
1 Daniil Medvedev 23 3950
2 Rafael Nadal 33 3000
3 Alexander Zverev 22 1330
4 Novak Djokovic 32 1220
5 Dominic Thiem 26 1210

6 Matteo Berrettini 23 1135
7 David Goffin 28 1060
8 Andrey Rublev 21 930
9 Stefanos Tsitsipas 21 870
10 Nikoloz Basilashvili 27 870
11 Gael Monfils 33 820
12 Pablo Carreno Busta 28 807
13 Grigor Dimitrov 28 805
14 Diego Schwartzman 27 800
15 Alex de Minaur 20 790
16 Karen Khachanov 23 730
17 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 31 725
18 John Isner 34 655
19 Nick Kyrgios 24 645
20 Roger Federer 38 630

And he's right.o_O
He's a moron, don't listen to him.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Unfortunately you missed the point of my post: it was about maintaining the super high level of tennis. That's the real challenge for Medvedev right now.
6 tournaments in a row seems pretty good maintaining. Might get a touch better on return next year. Serve stats will be better next year.

I'm just looking at his stats for his age and the rest of the field will be very lucky if Medvedev merely maintains. Returning certainly could jumper higher next year, but I'm expecting a tiny improvement as it appears Medvedev took his big leap in returning this year. (Could be peaking right now on return.) His serve numbers are the real heat seeking missile that are jumping much more than they should (its unprecedented in my studies). The serve is very close to Sampras/Federer right now with a better return game than Federer on track.o_O The field will be lucky if Medvedev maintains in the next year.
 
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6 tournaments in a row seems pretty good maintaining. Might get a touch better on return next year. Serve stats will be better next year.

I'm just looking at his stats for his age and the rest of the field will be very lucky if Medvedev merely maintains. Returning certainly could jumper higher next year, but I'm expecting a tiny improvement as it appears Medvedev took his big leap in returning this year. (Could be peaking right now on return.) His serve numbers are the real heat seeking missile that are jumping much more than they should (its unprecedented in my studies). The serve is very close to Sampras/Federer right now with a better return game than Federer on track.o_O The field will be lucky if Medvedev maintains in the next year.
If Medvedev has a serve very close to Sampras/Federer (and they should be in separate categories btw, because Sampras hits ferocious 2nd Serve aces) but with a better return game than Federer, then why did Rafa bagel him at Canada 63 60? :)
And why did Rafa lead the US Open Final 2 sets to Love and a break?
Has Rafa got a tactical match-up advantage over Medvedev?
Rafa didn't even need his best tennis....
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
If Medvedev has a serve very close to Sampras/Federer (and they should be in separate categories btw, because Sampras hits ferocious 2nd Serve aces) but with a better return game than Federer, then why did Rafa bagel him at Canada 63 60? :)
And why did Rafa lead the US Open Final 2 sets to Love and a break?
Has Rafa got a tactical match-up advantage over Medvedev?
Rafa didn't even need his best tennis....
I saw both matches. I do think Medvedev's junk affects Thiem and Rafa the least. Thiem was sick in Rogers Cup, but bottom line Medvedev goes big on serve with Thiem its going to generally pay off for him. This is not the case with Nadal.

I remember when Fed put in some double faults with Raonic at Wimbledon and Milos just lit up and played out of his mind the rest the way. Rafa's serving foibles perhaps lit a bit of a spark in Daniil, but it was not as obvious as the Raonic transformation.

The other factor is Medvedev is like a computer out there (and even says his own understanding of the game developed a lot over the Summer.) Obviously he figured something out.

Moya is a genius as well, so I'm sure Rafa's team has been dining on the ashes of the 3rd and 4th and really even the 5th set. But the Mad Lad may adapt as well during the match. Rafa is very, very smart on court as well, but Medvedev is like nothing ever seen before. Tsitsipas was close to cracking Medvedev in Shanghai so someone will figure him out. I suspect Fed will match up the best with Med; Djoko the worst.
 
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