Daniil Medvedev has a crazy data against Novak Djokovic: like Roger Federer
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 6024
To beat Novak Djokovic is not a goal that all players on the Tour try to achieve every time. Defeat Nole number one in the world? Something very complicated and on which few can boast of having managed to do it. In short, winning a match against the Serbian champion must be a source of pride for any tennis player on the tour.
"A dream come true," said Daniil Medvedev at the press conference at the end of the semifinal in Dubai. The Russian was the latest in order of time to overcome the Serbian champion, inflicting his first defeat of the 2023 season after an uninterrupted streak of 15 consecutive successes (from Adelaide to the United Arab Emirates, via the Australian Open).
This is the fifth affirmation for the native of Moscow against Djokovic number one in the ranking: the first in Monte Carlo in 2019 in three sets. Then the Russian was repeated in the same year in Cincinnati; at the 2020 Nitto Atp Finals during the group stage; the historic final at the US Open which also gave him the Grand Slam title.
Now the success of Dubai is added after four previous losses. Medvedev has thus reached even the Swiss champion Roger Federer and the British Andy Murray in this special ranking, also at 5 like the Russian (who could therefore think of overtaking them very soon).
At the moment unattainable for all the primacy of the Spaniard Rafael Nadal (who is already certain to leave the top ten in the world after 18 years), with 10 successes collected.
Medvedev is unstoppable
Final in Rotterdam, Doha (in Qatar) and now also in Dubai.
Daniil Medvedev has regained his best level of play and the results arrived immediately. With his thirteenth consecutive victory in this rather favorable period, the Russian will now have to face the final act of the ATP 500 in the United Arab Emirates.
He challenged compatriot Andrey Rublev, an opponent he knows quite well and with whom he knows he can't get distracted. Medvedev won the final against Rublev. The former world number one is approaching the Indian Wells Master 1000 meeting in great confidence.
ð Tenistas con más victorias ante Novak Djokovic ð·ð¸ como No.1 del ATP Ranking (Men’s Singles):
ðªð¸ Rafa Nadal | 10
ð¨ð Roger Federer | 5
ð¬ð§ Andy Murray | 5
ð·ðº DANIIL MEDVEDEV | 5 pic.twitter.com/Jdiurx96Yb — MisterOnly.Tennis (@OnlyRogerCanFly) March 3, 2023