Medvedev revealed the secret to usurping Djokovic, dreaming of defeating Nadal in the Indian Wells semi-finals

(Sports News, Tennis News) Being an expert in the comeback is one of the three “keys to success” to help Daniil Medvedev just take the world No.

Video of Daniil Medvedev facing Rafael Nadal in the last Mexican Open semi-final:

The world men’s tennis has just witnessed a big turning point when Daniil Medvedev took the top position on the new ATP rankings announced on March 7 from Novak Djokovic. In order to achieve that feat, the 26-year-old Russian tennis player has undergone a remarkable process of training and demonstrated the ability of “talent not to wait for age” when making extremely fast advancements in the past 1 year.

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Novak Djokovic has just been taken by Daniil Medvedev as the world’s No. 1 male tennis player

Recently, the homepage of the Association of Men’s Tennis Professionals (ATP) has an article pointing out 3 “keys to success” that helped Daniil Medvedev defeat the Novak Djokovic monument to become the third Russian male tennis player. climbed to the top of the world felt-ball village (after Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin).

Firstly, Medvedev is really the “King of the hard court” for the past 1 year. According to the ATP homepage, the Moscow-born tennis player has won 12 of the 13 ATP Tour titles in his career on hard courts. In the past 52 weeks, Medvedev has won 53 matches and lost only 10 matches in 63 appearances on this strong field.

Medvedev is the leading player in terms of wins (53 matches) and win rate (84.1%) on hard courts over the past 52 weeks. The two people ranked right behind him are Alexander Zverev (45 wins, 83.3% win rate) and Novak Djokovic (23 wins, 82.1 % win rate).

Medvedev’s 3 hard-court titles in 2021 at The Open 13 Provence in Marseille (France), Canadian Open (Toronto, Canada) and especially the US Open (New York, USA) are important prerequisites to ” This morning star” rose strongly on the ATP rankings, before he had just usurped the world No. 1 position of Djokovic this year.

According to ATP, the second reason for Daniil Medvedev to become number one in the world is his remarkable ability to “turn defeat into victory”. Statistics show that this player has won 9 and lost 9 of the 18 matches he lost in the first set in matches from March 2021 to now.

That is, Medvedev has an overall win rate that accounts for half of the matches he has lost in the first set in the past 1 year. This achievement of the Russian tennis player born in 1996 is only inferior to Novak Djokovic, who won 12 of 19 matches when he lost the first set, reaching a rate of 63.2%.

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The Russian tennis player born in 1996 has a remarkable ability to come back upstream after losing the first set in matches in the past year.

The memorable comeback to defeat Polish opponent Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals of the Canadian Open last year with a score of 2-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) is one of the proofs for I can see how remarkable Medvedev’s steel spirit and level of overcoming difficulties are.

The third reason given by ATP to help Medvedev climb to the top of the world is the fact that he has been in good form when he attended the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in the past 1 year.

Among them, the tennis player born in the country of birch has won 18 matches and lost only 6 times, achieving a 75% win rate when attending tournaments of this prestigious level.

With Novak Djokovic not being able to attend the Indian Wells Masters (March 7-20) and possibly the Miami Masters (March 21 – April 3), the chance to win the championship is open to both Medvedev, Nadal or other players. other rackets like Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Medvedev is desperate to “collect” Nadal when he lost to the Spaniard in both the Australian Open final and the Mexican Open semi-final.

At the upcoming Indian Wells Masters, the number 1 seed Medvedev will start from the 2nd round (with an exemption from the first round) to meet a qualifying player or Australian opponent Alexei Poryrin.

If they go ahead, formidable opponents waiting for the new world number 1 will be the 26th seed Gael Monfils (round 3), the 19th seed Carlos Alcaraz or the 15th seed Roberto Bautista Agut (round 4), the seed. No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas (quarter-finals) and especially No. 4 seed Rafael Nadal (semi-final).

In the event of reaching the final of this tournament, Medvedev could face third seed Alexander Zverev in the remaining bracket.


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