Shanghai (AFP) – Novak Djokovic considers him an “very complete” player and Alexander Zverev says they has a special style that makes their the best in men’s tennis on current, stunning structure.
Presently Daniil Medvedev is homing in on Roger Federer’s third spot on the planet rankings before the year is out and pursuing a first Grand Slam title one year from now.
The 23-year-old Russian said they had been “invincible” as he won the Shanghai Masters with a merciless 6-4, 6-1 destruction of Zverev on Sunday.
After Medvedev crushed another youthful ability in Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals, the 21-year-old Greek portrayed Medvedev’s method for winning as “exhausting”.
“So he has a huge serve and if you manage to get it back, it’s just countless balls inside the court… (all) you can do is hit as hard as you can side to side, be accurate, and make him move.
“Otherwise you can just play it back to him and play it again and play it again.”
“It just keeps coming back, keeps coming back.”
Acrid grapes? Maybe. Medvedev and Tsitsipas have what Zverev called “a weird relationship”.
Be that as it may, powerful? Unquestionably, on the grounds that Shanghai was Medvedev’s 6th last in succession.
Indeed, even before losing to him without precedent for five gatherings on Sunday, the 22-year-old Zverev said that Medvedev was the best player on the planet at the present time.
What’s more, in the wake of losing the last to him in straight sets, the 6th positioned German gave an understanding into what makes the fourth-positioned Russian so difficult to beat.
Zverev disagreed with the “boring” tag.
“I actually think the opposite. Daniil is somebody that plays a way that we have never seen before,”said Zverev.
“That is not boring to me.”
Zverev said the 2019 Medvedev is a completely unique recommendation to the one they has more than once crushed previously.
Expounding on what he implied about Medvedev’s style, Zverev included: “Maybe he doesn’t do huge winners or jumping forehands or anything like that.”
“He plays very flat, he plays with shots that you can’t really do anything with the ball, and that is difficult to play against him in an aggressive way.”
“Once in a while that is perhaps why it looks on TV or from the outside that players are not playing as forceful against him as against others, yet I feel like he doesn’t let you.”
Medvedev has been a known amount to tennis fans for some time and he won three titles a year ago. Be that as it may, since this late spring the Russian has ventured up to an unheard of level.
They reported himself to the more extensive brandishing open with a horrifying five-set annihilation to Rafael Nadal in the US Open last in September.
Talking on Sunday in Shanghai, Medvedev said that “something clicked” in the United States, where his keep running of six finals on the ricochet started in July-August.
Be that as it may, on the off chance that he realizes what it is, they isn’t stating.
“I maybe started to understand something more about myself, and I’m not really sure what,” they said.
Be that as it may, the Russian openly concedes that their lanky casing doesn’t give their the crude power that a considerable lot of their opponents have – so they attempts to play what they called “keen.”
“Like even talking about the serve, I improved it a lot. But, for example, I cannot serve 230 (kmh).”
“I don’t know why, but I cannot do it, so I have to play with my game.”
“And as I say, I started to understand my game much more and trying to mix things up, trying to choose the best shot possible in every situation.”