German tennis star Alexander Zverev was full of praise for Russian Daniil Medvedev after their Shanghai Masters final. Medvedev, seeded at No. 3, overcame fifth-seeded Zverev in two sets 6-4 6-1 to lift his maiden Shanghai title.
Medvedev blew an early break but broke Zverev in the 10th game of the first set to win the opener. Zverev's game completely fell apart after losing the first set as the Russian won the first five games of the second set en route to a straight-set win.
"Daniil is somebody that plays a way that we have never seen before,” Zverev said, pet the ATP website. “Maybe he doesn't do huge winners or jumping forehands or anything like that, but he plays a style that we have never seen before.
"He's a different player now. You can't compare. “We play against different players every single day of our lives. Every single player is different. There are no players that play the same way. "He plays very flat.
He plays with shots that you can't really do anything with the ball, I feel like, and that is difficult to play against him in an aggressive way." Medvedev, who has now played six consecutive finals, has won his seventh ATP title.
"As I said on court, he (Medvedev) is probably the best player in the world right now,” Zverev said. “Credit to him."