Marin Cilic claimed the US Open title in 2014, becoming the first player born after 1987 with a Major crown. Seven years later, only one player has joined him on that list, with Dominic Thiem conquering New York a year ago to secure the first Major crown for those born in the 90s.
The main reason for that is well-known, with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic lifting 60 Major trophies since Wimbledon 2003! An incredible group of young guns born in 1996 and after is eager to change that and prove their quality on the most notable scene, with three already playing in a Major final.
Daniil Medvedev lost the 2019 US Open title clash to Rafael Nadal in an epic five sets before suffering another loss to Novak Djokovic this February in Melbourne.
Daniil Medvedev seeks the first Major title at the US Open.
Alexander Zverev was two sets to love in front of Dominic Thiem in New York last year and served for the victory, only to lose in five sets and stay empty-handed.
Medvedev would love to end Djokovic's streak in New York, saying he is eager to keep all three legends on 20 Major titles as long as possible. Medvedev is the 2nd seed and will face Djokovic in the title clash if they both beat six rivals, hoping for a better outcome than in February when he failed to claim a set against world no.
1 at the Australian Open. "Novak was a set and a break in front of Alexander Zverev before the German brought a fantastic level to beat him. That's what you have to do against him. In the Roland Garros final, Stefanos led two sets to love against Novak, and I played versus him in the Australian Open final, not winning a set but reaching the title clash.
We are going to try to get him. Of course, this competition to be the first of these young guys to win a Major is challenging, as everybody wants to do it, but there will be only one who makes it. Since I'm here, I want to say I will try my best to keep Novak at 20 Majors and prevent him from passing Federer and Nadal," Daniil Medvedev said.