© REUTERS / TONY O’BRIENDaniel Medvedev
Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev in the last two seasons has made tangible progress in the game, and in 2019 was rapidly approaching the world elite. In January the Russians were at 19th place in the ATP rankings, and he is now 13th in the world. Next Monday, when will be published the updated rating, Daniel needs to be in top ten.
In the title race ATP Daniel and does goes sixth, ahead of all fellow citizens and some representatives of the new wave of young tennis players, for example, German Alexander Zverev, who in recent years experts have given a lot of advances. Ahead of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Dominic, Tim and also Greek with Russian roots Stefanos Zizipus, which Medvedev won four of their last four matches in 2018 or 2019.
© REUTERS / ERIC GAILLARDDaniel Medvedev
The game allows the Russians to be optimistic about the future and expect progress. Tennis Medvedev gives hope that we can finally see a player who will seriously fight for victory in the Grand slam tournaments. And maybe the two players, given the remarkable progress of Karen Hechanova.
The first half of the current season turned out to Medvedev are very intense. In February, the Russian team won the victory over Switzerland in the Davis Cup, and then Daniel brought the team the most important first point, being able to cope with pressure and excitement. Certainly confidence Medvedev added successful performance at the Open championship of Australia. In Melbourne, the Russian has reached the fourth round, where he lost to the future champion Novak Djokovic. But it was in that meeting point, when Daniel was close to break the Serb. Daniel took Djokovic the set, which failed to make even Nadal in the final.
© REUTERS / ERIC GAILLARDDaniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic
In February, Medvedev won the ATP250 tournament in Sofia, there was final of the tournament ATP500 in Rotterdam, where Daniel lost to Frenchman Monfis, who before that defeated Bulgaria. Manifested itself busy schedule it is difficult to consistently perform without failure for a long time. Perhaps the most beautiful match in this year Medvedev issued on the tournament series “masters” in Monte Carlo. In the quarterfinals the Russians broke the resistance of Novak Djokovic in three sets – what failed to do on the hard court in Melbourne, managed on the European soil.
After the success of the President of Federation of tennis of Russia Shamil Tarpischev gave a comment to RIA Novosti, in which he noted the achievements of Medvedev. “Of course, this is the best victory in life is victory over Djokovic at the moment. It’s an incentive for the future. Of course, Daniel now believe in themselves, understand that can do everything. Knowing Daniel, I note that he is looking for ways to develop, it adds. That’s why he now plays a few, because there is training what you lack. Tactics fast attack, volleying is this Daniel added. Daniel demonstrates absolutely the right approach to business”, – said Tarpishchev RIA Novosti on the phone.
However, sometimes the game happen Medvedev’s difficult to explain the breakdowns that can last several games. And then you remember the defeat of Tim, the Lajovic and Herbert (in the first circle “Rolan Garros”-2019, when the Russians led 2-0 in sets). Of course, stands apart humiliating defeat Daniel from David Goffin at Wimbledon. The Belgian showed tennis that could put Medvedev in a dead end. To lose in five sets, leading with the score 4:1 in the decisive game, very disappointing.
In such moments, as a rule, and manifests itself in nature. Yes, we have to admit that the last two Grand slam tournaments Medvedev has performed below its capabilities, but right now there is a lot to comprehend, to carry out work on the bugs and make a step forward. Now we need to support our player, its vibrant intellectual game and attitude he deserves it. And to learn to control your emotions will help experience, which is now the Russians long enough to break into the top ten rankings. Daniel has everything in order to become stronger.
© AFP 2019 / GLYN KIRKDaniil Medvedev at Wimbledon
Father Daniil Medvedev supported the son in not the easiest player for the moment.
“My advice to him and others – be smart, persistent and courageous, increase in training his strength and skill. Never forget that your rivals also want to win. Respect them. On the court be worthy of your good luck in life and professional sports. Deliver joy to your fans, friends and family,” – wrote in his address, Sergei Medvedev.