Saturday, January 9, 2021 00:04 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, sports news) Besides the task of winning the Grand Slam or ascending to No. 1 ATP, new generation players like Daniil Medvedev have to do this in order to surpass Federer, Nadal or Djokovic.
Medvedev defeats Dominic Thiem, champion of ATP Finals 2020
On the TV channel Sport Klub (Bosnia), former world number 8 male player Janko Tipsarevic praised Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the period of dominating tennis lasted nearly two decades.
According to Tipsarevic, the “Big 3” has inadvertently set too high standards for new generation players. Winning the Grand Slam or ascending to No. 1 ATP is not enough, the juniors are forced to show stable performance on all pitches in order to reach their level of bitterness.
For new generation players, winning the Grand Slam or number 1 ATP is not enough to reach the level of the Big 3.
“Djokovic, Nadal, Federer have reached new heights, even the next generation of players must learn to dominate every field to dream of catching up with them,” Tipsarevic quoted.
Besides, Tipsarevic appreciated a new generation representative, Daniil Medvedev. However, the Serbian player thinks that unstable performance on clay is a barrier that makes it difficult for the number 3 player in the world to reach the level of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic:
“Medvedev is a great player, sooner or later he will win the Grand Slam and rise to number one in the world. However, I can’t be sure he will dominate the ball club in the future because of the statistics. lack of impression on clay ground.
Anyway, Medvedev still owns the best serve in the world with amazing bodybuilding and mobility. He’s so smart, you can’t predict what he will do, no matter how experienced he is.
This statement is not without foundation. Since coming to play professionally in 2016, Medvedev has never passed the first round of Roland Garros. At Masters 1000, the Russian player’s best performance on clay was in the semi-finals of Monte Carlo 2019.
Medvedev is the fourth Open Era player to beat the top 3 ATP players in the same tournament
Medvedev has just had an interesting year 2020. During the 2/3 season, the Russian player played erratically, only winning 18/28 matches, not even beating any player in the top 10 ATP. After reaching the US Open semi-finals, he was continuously eliminated early in the next 4 tournaments (1st round ATP 500 Hamburg, 1st round Roland Garros, 2nd round ATP 500 St. Petersburg, quarterfinal ATP 500 Vienna).
However, he made a spectacular breakthrough when he won the Paris Masters and ATP Finals, winning 7 players in the top 10 to finish the year with 4th place. Especially at the ATP Finals, he beat both Djokovic and Nadal. and Dominic Thiem, thereby becoming the fourth Open Era player to beat top 3 ATP players in the same competition (after Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic and David Nalbandian).
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