Daniil Medvedev's 2020 started badly, because the Russian was considered the third favorite at the Australian Open after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Daniil lost in the round of 16 against Stan Wawrinka and also in Rotterdam confirmed that he was not at 100% losing to Vasek Pospisil in two sets.
He has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 4, achieved on 9 September 2019. He has won seven ATP singles titles, including two Masters 1000 titles. Medvedev achieved a breakthrough in 2019, when he reached six consecutive tournament finals, including one at the 2019 US Open and three at Masters 1000 events.
In a recent interview with Marca, the Russian explained the reasons for Rafael Nadal's domination on clay: “Yes, it is true that Rafa has an advantage called Roland Garros. You can keep winning there if your injuries are kind.
You never know when they can arrive and any little detail counts. I have not played against him on clay. It is not the best surface for me. But of course, when you look at the percentage of Nadal victories on the surface in general and Roland Garros in particular, it can definitely be described as the biggest challenge today.
For the new generation, of which I am a part, it is interesting to see who will win the most (Grand Slams)" - said Medvedev. With his playing style, Novak Djokovic has described Medvedev as a "very complete" player, the former world's No.
3 Alexander Zverev called him "the best player in the world right now" while Stefanos Tsitsipas described that way of playing as "very boring"