Following his crushing defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2021 Australian Open, Daniel Medvedev gave much praise to the Serbs, as well as what sets the ‘Big 3’ apart from the rest of the field.
Novak Djokovic lifted the ninth Australian Open trophy at Melbourne Park on Sunday, to go within two slams of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Together, Djokovic, Nadal and Federer accounted for 15 of the final 16 majors despite being well into their 30s.
This level of dominance is unheard of in all sports, alone in tennis. Citing his own statistical record, Medvedev claimed that the Big 3 are ‘the biggest names in tennis history’.
Medvedev said, “Of course, there is nothing to say other than that, I don’t think anyone can argue with the three biggest names in tennis history.” “I’m only talking about the results. I’m not talking off-court, the game. I’m talking about the results. What he did in tennis is incredible to me, like I did last time. Said.”
Daniel Medvedev expressed his astonishment at Novak Djokovic’s nine Australian Open titles as well as Nadal’s achievement of 13 French Open wins. The Russian also saw humor in this statistic, suggesting that his chances of measuring heights were bordered on the impossible.
Medvedev said, “I am 25 years old now. To win nine Australian Open, I need to win by the age of 34 every year.” “I mean, I believe in myself, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do that. Same with Rafa. I mean, 13 Roland Garros. We’re talking about some cyberborgs of tennis in a good way Have been. They say. ” Just incredible.
According to Daniel Medvedev, Novak Djokovic brings his highest intensity level despite the player being on the other side of the net.
“I think it was definitely his determination, but (just) not against young people, I think it would be the same if he would be playing Roger or Rafa,” Russian said.
I place Novak Djokovic in the top 3 of my most formidable opponents: Daniel Medvedev
Unlike other Next Gen stars, Daniel Medvedev has generally performed well against Novak Djokovic, who has defeated the Serbs three times in eight meetings. The Russian also recently defeated Rafael Nadal in last year’s ATP final, but he strongly believes that he needs to pull his socks up against the ‘Big 3’ in the slam.
Medvedev said, “I beat some of them in a big tournament like London.” “Just better be in the Grand Slam final against these two guys or Roger next time.”
For Daniel Medvedev, Novak Djokovic is the ‘King of Melbourne’ who gave Serb’s brilliant record down under.
“Yes, he’s playing incredible here,” the Russian continued. “Of course, if we can say so, I think he is the king of Melbourne, even if I don’t like those words. What else can we say? He Won nine out of nine here when he was in the semi-finals. “
Daniel Medvedev revealed that he considers Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the most challenging opponents who were on his tour. The Russian also admitted that all three are better at tennis than the rest of the field.
“I ranked him (Novak Djokovic) among the top three toughest opponents,” Medvedev said. “I’m not kidding. I mean all of them (Federer, Nadal and Djokovic) have played. I think when they want that it’s not a good word, I’m sure they win every tournament too. Want, but when they’re in the zone, and I’m not ashamed to say, I think they’re just better tennis players, again, that show the facts and numbers than the rest of the guys, if We can call that way. “
Published 21 February 2021, 21:39 IST