'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic's Grand Slam achievements are crazy', says Top 5



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'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic's Grand Slam achievements are crazy', says Top 5

Daniil Medvedev continues the positive moment and for the first time in his career (in four appearances) he qualified for the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Marseille, a meeting where he will challenge the Australian Ebden as main favorite, surprise winner over the Russian Khachanov.

In just over an hour Medvedev got the better of the young blue talent Jannik Sinner, beaten with the result of 6-2; 6-4. Medvedev really showed a high level tennis, Sinner tried to scratch his safety but the Russian, new number two in the world, literally destroyed the blue in the first set.

In the second set Jannik went up in numbers on the serve and conceded less, fought to the end and even had the break ball to even the score but in the end the recent Australian Open finalist finished in two sets. The Russian tennis player spoke at a press conference and at the end of the match he clarified the reasons for the victory.

Here are his words: "It is my first time here in the semifinals, in four appearances in Marseille (three from the main draw) and I am really happy. This time my goal is to go further and clearly ahead. Jannik hits the ball really hard, you have to play deep and you can't give him easy balls, he runs everywhere and in case he can answer you with some winners.

I needed time and I couldn't afford to make a lot of mistakes, I'm satisfied with my test. Compared to our match last year it was easier, Jannik is a really strong player and I only gave him one break point, I'm satisfied with the game."

Daniil Medvedev is all set to become the new World No. 2 when the latest ATP rankings are published next week. And Medvedev, who finished as the runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the 2021 Australian Open, will be looking to extend the gap between him and Rafael Nadal by winning the ongoing ATP 250 event in Marseille.

During his post-match press conference on Friday, Daniil Medvedev was also asked about his opinion on the Big 3's dominance in general. The trio of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have won 14 of the last 15 Grand Slams, and they share a mammoth 58 Majors between them.

Medvedev praises the Big 3

Daniil Medvedev was effusive in his praise for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, even suggesting that he would like to take tips from the three after they call it a day. "They are just different.

Their Grand Slam achievements are crazy," Medvedev replied when asked about the Big 3. "I do not know how they were able to win so much. After their retirement I would like to ask them what went through their mind and how they prepare."