Medvedev Makes History At ATP Finals After Toppling US Open Champ

STARNBERG, November 25, 2020

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev is on top of the world after registering what he claimed to be his career’s biggest win. If you are a tennis punter on, you must take notice of this rising star. Based on his consistency, fans should brace themselves for better performances in 2021. 

It was not by accident

Medvedev did not make history by luck. He started his path to making history in 2019. He took the tennis world by storm when he made it to six consecutive finals. The world also took notice when the Russian almost toppled Rafael Nadal in a breathtaking US Open final. In 2020, he has built on his previous performances to enter into the tennis history books.

He won in style

Medvedev did not just win the Nitto ATP finals; he did it in style. In the process, he also made history by becoming the first player in tennis history to beat the top three tennis players in the world at the same Nitto ATP Finals. In the finals, he toppled World No.1 Novak Djokovic, World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, and World No. 3 Dominic Thiem. 

The 24-year-old Russian was delighted by his achievements but was not getting carried away. Commenting on his history-making triumph, he said that he is keen on improving his game and achieving even greater things. He also suggested that the win was a sign of his capability when playing at his best. 

Thiem, whom he beat in the final, claimed that Medvedev was the tournament’s best player. In his remarks, he reiterated that Medvedev did not lose a set in the group stage and overcame world number 2 and world number 3 to claim the title. Thiem concluded his remarks by affirming that the Russian deserved the title. 

There is room for improvement

Despite making history, Medvedev was quick to acknowledge that he still needed to improve his game to become an even better player. For instance, he stated that he needs to figure out how he can get his game on track faster. In 2020, his failure to find rhythm at some big tournaments after the restart frustrated him. 

However, he will be encouraged by his performances in the last ten matches, which showcased what he is capable of when he finds his rhythm. His only challenge will be to find the rhythm faster. 

What next?

His next assignment is to build from his 2020 performances and reach greater heights in 2021. He acknowledged that his confidence levels are high, and his most challenging task will be to keep it there. The Russian was also confident that he had developed as a player based on his experiences and was aware of what he ought to do to soar higher. 

At 24, the Russian has time to improve and join the league of great tennis players. He has already shown that he has the mentality of a champion and is willing to put in the effort to take him there.