In an interview to the US Open website, the American player Mackenzie McDonald commented on Daniil Medvedev's unusual game style. McDonald, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, said: "It's crazy. Daniil Medvedev's really impressive.
I keep giving him a lot of respect but honestly, he's really tough to play and he's a really hard worker. I've seen him in the gym so much, he's good. I picked him, actually, pretty early to do well, as almost a dark horse for winning a Slam.
I see him going far. I don't think he's going to beat Nadal in the final, but I see him doing well." "Grigor Dimitrov, obviously it was nice to see him win that big one [over Federer, in the quarterfinals] last night", continued McDonald.
"He has had a tough go in the last couple of years, he hasn't really lived up to his expectations but he's a very good player." On Medvedev, he added: "He's got a lot of tools. And he's got the fitness.
He'll burn you out from the start and he'll try to make it physical from the start. He has a tough serve to read, he's mentally tough and he can actually volley really well. He's got all the parts."