Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka reveals he is a big admirer of Daniil Medvedev's game as he says it's not a coincidence that the Russian is ranked at No. 1 in the world. Medvedev has been one of the most consistent players in the last few years and his effort and work paid off in recent months as he is now a Grand Slam champion and the world No.
1. Medvedev won his maiden Grand Slam title after beating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final. This Monday, Medvedev replaced Djokovic as the new No. 1. “I think what he does is exceptional. He always finds solutions, he is a fighter, he can get angry when things are not going well but he has a good character as a fighter.
He is capable, precisely, and we see it in all his big matches, whether he wins them or loses them, of changing tennis during the match. His game speaks to me. As a spectator, I would go see a player like that, because I think it's beautiful to watch.
He does everything. That he became number 1, it is deserved. I've said it all my career: the rankings don't lie," Wawrinka told L'Equipe, as quoted on We Love Tennis.
Wawrinka has a losing record against Medvedev
Wawrinka, 36, has clashed 26-year-old Medvedev three times.
Wawrinka and Medvedev met for the first time at 2017 Wimbledon and back then the Russian beat the Swiss in four sets. Wawrinka got his revenge over Medvedev two years later when they clashed at the US Open. Wawrinka and Medvedev also met at the Australian Open last year as the Russian beat the Swiss en route to making his first Australian Open final.
Meanwhile, Wawrinka hasn't played since last year's March due to a foot surgery. Wawrinka has confirmed his plans to return at the Monte Carlo Masters. Wawrinka will be 37 when he makes his return to the court. The Monte Carlo Masters is scheduled to take place between April 10-17.