Daniil Medvedev – now 25 years previous – is a part of a brand new technology of gamers which have been attempting to dethrone Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic from the highest of the boys’s sport. When requested in a latest interview who he least loved dealing with out of the trio, Medvedev replied that they’re all equally formidable – with the caveat that he hadn’t confronted Roger Federer within the Swiss’ prime.
“All three are powerful,” Daniil Medvedev stated. “However after I performed Roger I used to be a worse participant than now, which does not imply something, as a result of if I beat him now it would not be the identical as when he was 25 years previous. He stays an incredible gamer and an idol to everybody.”
The Russian then refined his reply by separating the Huge Three based mostly on their favoured surfaces and occasions.
“It is truly straightforward to reply,” Medvedev continued. “Rafa at Roland Garros, Djokovic in Australia and Roger at Wimbledon.”
Daniil Medvedev has misplaced all three conferences with Roger Federer – at Miami 2019, Basel 2018 and Shanghai 2018. He has, nevertheless, racked up some first rate outcomes in opposition to Nadal and Djokovic over time.
Medvedev has a head-to-head file of 1-Three in opposition to Nadal and 3-5 in opposition to Djokovic. However he defeated each gamers on his option to the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals trophy.
The Russian has additionally confronted the 2 of them in the one Grand Slam finals he has reached up to now – Nadal on the 2019 US Open and Djokovic on the 2021 Australian Open. He has defeated the latter at a few Masters 1000 occasions – Cincinnati and Monte Carlo in 2019.
Daniil Medvedev additionally took the time to talk about the opposite promising gamers on tour in the mean time.
“Felix (Auger-Aliassime), Jannik (Sinner), Denis (Shapovalov) have nice potential,” Medvedev stated. “For the remainder, it’s troublesome to say, as a result of I do not need sufficient arguments to do it and if I do they are going to say that I stated this or that factor.”
“I believe my photographs, my motion and my bodily look doesn’t swimsuit clay” – Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev will start his clay season on the Madrid Masters this week. The Russian was scheduled to play in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, however was pressured to withdraw because of a optimistic COVID-19 check.
The Russian spoke to the members of the media forward of his return on clay, and revealed that his struggles on clay are largely as a result of his enjoying type would not swimsuit the floor.
“I do not assume it is going to change, to be sincere. It’s nearly enjoying on clay,” Daniil Medvedev stated. “I believe my photographs, my motion and my bodily look doesn’t swimsuit clay.”
Daniil Medvedev did not win get previous the primary spherical at both Hamburg or Roland Garros final 12 months. The 25-year-old additionally misplaced early in Madrid, Rome and on the French Open in 2019.
Medvedev is now preserving smaller targets for himself, and he claimed that he’s hoping to win “at the very least one match” on the massive claycourt tournaments he performs this 12 months.
“I all the time stated to me, it’s all the time step-by-step,” Medvedev stated. “The objective for all three tournaments, Rome, Roland Garros, and Madrid, is to at the very least win one match in every of them.”
In fact, after I come to the match, the principle objective is to win it,” he added. “It is harder on clay than on hardcourt, so I’ll modify, strive my greatest and hope to indicate some good tennis as a result of that’s an important. Once I present good tennis I can win some nice matches.”