Djokovic hails Medvedev as a very complete player. And, Zverev believes Daniil is the best player in the world right now. Djokovic received a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 drubbing from Medvedev in the semifinals at the Cincinnati Masters, earlier this year.
Daniil has been on a tear over the last three months, and reached 6 finals and won 3 titles since the Wimbledon 2019!
Medvedev won the Shanghai Masters last Sunday.
Daniil lifted the Shanghai Masters trophy, last Sunday, by dismissing, his nemesis, Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-4 in the finals. Zverev had a 4-0 advantage coming into the finals but found himself outgunned against Medvedev’s shot making. Zverev went so far as to proclaim Medvedev probably the best player in the world right now.
Djokovic has hails Medvedev as a very complete player.
Djokovic, last week, was equally generous in his praise of Medvedev and hailed him as a “very complete player.” Novak had a few more positive things to say about Daniil, and did not hold himself back, while competing at the Shanghai Open last week.
“The last several months he has been playing the tennis of his life,” Djokovic said.
“He has played finals in the last whatever five, six events; which is amazing.”
“He has improved his movement, his fitness. He’s got the big serve, he’s got the height, and he uses angles very well,” said Novak.
“Backhand, hard to break that backhand, it’s very flat.
“He doesn’t make many mistakes and he can hit anything he want from that corner.
“Forehand may be his weaker side, but now he has improved that, so he is a very complete player,” added Djokovic.
Daniil is now capable of beating the big names and winning big matches.
Since Wimbledon, Daniil has out-dueled the likes of Goffin, Zverev, Coric, Dimitrov, Wawrinka, Thiem, Khachanov, Cilic, and – the reigning world number one – Djokovic. Medvedev also extended Nadal to five in the US Open final and beat Kei Nishikori in the Tokyo finals last year. And, that, we believe, was the start to his gradual ascension up the ATP ladder. He has established himself as consistent player, capable of beating the big names and winning big matches.
We believe Daniil has come of age, and may even win his first slam within the next eighteen months.