Why is Daniil Medvedev keen to dominate hard-court season more than ever before?

Why is Daniil Medvedev keen to dominate hard-court season more than ever before?

by Balasz Virag

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After missing majority of the clay-court season, Daniil Medvedev was forced to skip also the third Grand Slam of the season and he seems to be pumped to collect trophies on hard-courts.

The 26-years-old Russian had a surgery after the 2022 Miami Open and he played only two clay-court tournaments, including the 2022 Roland Garros. Then, he had a quite good grass-court season when he played two finals but he couldn't take part at the 2022 Wimbledon and now it's time for Daniil Medvedev to show everyone why he's the world number 1.

When asked about the ban of Russian and Belarussian players, Medvedev always answered very calmly and stated that he will play where he is allowed to play. However, during the 2022 Wimbledon, he appeared to be sending a few little cheeky messages to the tournament organizers when he chose to watch a Formula 1 race rather than the final match between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios.

Traditionally, the last part of the season is the one where Medvedev dominates. He won 9 out of 13 titles in his career after the Wimbledon and so after not playing a lot in the last 4 months, it's time for the Russian to start winning trophies.

He's yet to win a title in 2022, but he's defending titles in Montreal and at the US Open and he will have every reason to try to prove everyone that he belongs to every tournament on the ATP Tour. Just a couple of days before the Wimbledon final, Medvedev showed his hard-court form in the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy and he appears to be ready to dominate the tennis world again.

Moreover, he has another reason to keep winning, as he will try to keep the no. 1 spot in the ATP Rankings ahead of Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Currently, his German colleague is injured and can't add any points, but Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will try to dethrone the Russian, who will try to show that it's time for the next generation to take over.


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