During the press conference after the first round in Vienna, the former world number one Andy Murray talked about many topics. From the relationship with the Big Three to current tennis and an analysis of who are the best players on the circuit.
During the conference, the British tennis player spoke like this: "For me the best tennis player on hardcourt and the one best equipped to win tournaments on this surface is Daniil Medvedev. He has just won the US Open but previously his results on hard were excellent.
. I think he is more complete than the others but on earth he is different. Stefanos Tsitsipas is not bad at all but there are many who could have their say to win. On the grass it is a different situation, it is no longer like in the past and the balls are slower, but it remains a specialist surface where no one can win.
Tsitsipas and Medvedev also struggled a lot on this surface, so I don't see a favorite at the moment." Andy then spoke about the world number one Novak Djokovic: "I don't think many people have really foreseen the victory of twenty Grand Slams by Nole, indeed I think they have been few" Regarding the current tennis players Murray makes a consideration: 'There are some interesting players who could aim for the Top, but at the same time I don't think that any of the current young players on the circuit will be able to reach 20 Grand Slams."
Novak Djokovic is currently stopped from the last match played in the final at the US Open where he succumbed to Daniil Medvedev in three sets and thus missed the great chance to win the Grand Slam Calendar. However, his 2021 was fantastic thanks to the victory of three Grand Slam titles.
Medvedev on Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic suffered a surprising loss against the World No. 2, Daniil Medvedev at the Flushing Medows. Djokovic hadn’t yet lost a match at a Grand Slam in 2021 coming into the US Open final, picking up 3 titles on the way.
However, in his final match, Djokovic suffered a straight-set defeat to the Russian. Recently, in an interview, Medvedev mentioned how the 20-time Grand Slam champion helped him psychologically. He stated, “During the US Open, I worked a lot with a psychologist.
She’s trying to help me. But Djokovic’s words after his defeat at the Olympics helped me more than those of my psychologist when he said that we could not go back in tennis, that all the defeats at the Olympics had made him stronger for the following tournaments”.
Though the Serb took the first set, he crumbled in the remaining sets against Zverev. He then went on to lose against Pablo Carreno Busta in the bronze medal match as well. After the match, he talked about the disappointment of losing out in the Olympics. According to him, the defeats have made him stronger for the upcoming challenges.