Daniel Evans explains Daniil Medvedev's strengths ahead of US Open matchup

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Daniel Evans explains Daniil Medvedev's strengths ahead of US Open matchup

Top-ranked British tennis player Daniel Evans insists Daniil Medvedev's service is an "extraordinary weapon" and an underrated part of his game. Evans, ranked at No. 27 in the world, is set to take on world No.

2 Medvedev in the US Open round-of-16. Evans was on the verge of exiting the US Open in the third round but he created a stunning comeback from two sets down to beat rising Australian star Alexei Popyrin 4-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (1).

As a result, Evans clinched a first meeting against 2019 US Open runner-up Medvedev. Evans has never faced Medvedev before but he has nothing but great respect for the Russian's game. "I think his service is an extraordinary weapon.

His serve and movement are two of the best things. His service is underrated. He connects his service games very quickly. He puts a lot of balls in the court on the opponent's serve. These three areas are probably its strengths.

I don't want to keep saying how good he is. I think his ranking proves it," Evans said of Medvedev, as quoted on We Love Tennis.

Medvedev won't be taking Evans for granted

Medvedev is the favorite to overcome Evans and make the US Open quarterfinal but he insists the Briton is a tough opponent and he won't be taking him lightly.

"I think it's tough to describe him [Evans] with one word, but definitely very tricky,” Medvedev said when asked about facing Evans. “I would think very smart because he doesn't have one shot that is a weapon, and yet he's a top player for many years already.

The way he chooses the right moment to go to the net, to slice, to make a drop shot. His serve is not huge, but it's tough to return. [He is] a great player”. It remains to be seen if Evans can pull off an upset and stun Medvedev.