In an interview to Sport Express Russia, the former world No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko commented on his compatriot Daniil Medvedev's breakthrough. Davydenko said: "Daniil had already had a good run in Washington and he had the chance to win the title.
With Nick Kyrgios in the final anything could have happened but he played well. And the fact that he reached the Montreal final was very good. It's true, I did not understand what happened with him in that match against Rafael Nadal.
Either he was tired mentally or the Spaniard was an uncomfortable opponent. He was fit. The best index is the win over Djokovic. If you beat Djokovic in the semifinals, you have to beat David Goffin in the final and conquer the title.
He had already lost several finals and so the triumph in Cincinnati was very good for him. He is now a top five guy and his chances to reach the ATP Finals in London are high. His tennis level has not changed. He is playing well, he has a good serve, a good game from the baseline.
The only thing is that he may be tired. Now he has one week off prior to the US Open. Over three sets he has been doing well, we will see how he will do at five. The season has not ended yet. He can go even higher. It will be probably difficult to crack the top three - there is a big points difference, but to become the No.
4 is pretty realistic. And then it will mostly depend on how his next season starts. Everything will start from zero."