US Open 2022: Medvedev clings to the defense of the crown and world number one

US Open 2022: Medvedev clings to the defense of the crown and world number one

Daniil Medvedev reached the US Open as world number one. Despite its irregularity, the absences of Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev, due to injuries, and that of Novak Djokovic for not having been able to travel due to lack of vaccination against Covidhave left the Russian at the top and as the first favorite of the last big of the calendar.

Medvedev, moreover, is the defender of the crown of a tournament in which the last edition prevented Djokovic from completing the “Grand Slam” in the same season.

The Muscovite’s level of tennis is far from the same as last season. However, he managed to win the title in Los Cabos.

In the first at the US Open, Daniil was to be the first on the Arthur Ashe track, far from the glamor of the night session, reserved for the most media-savvy tennis players, including.

The pupil of Gilles Cervara took good account of the local Stefan Kozlov (111th in the standings) by 6-2, 6-4 and 6-0.

Medvedev is one of three players counting on himself to leave New York with the ATP title. Worth it with the victory last Sunday as well as the Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz.

The Russian is the best tennis player on the circuit with records in hand on hard courtAt least the last four seasons. Sum 187 games won and the second in this ranking is Zverev with 141. He is also the one who has played the most finals with a total of 21 and who has won titles with 13.

Federer, the last

No player has repeated his victory on the courts of Flushing Meadows since Roger Federer won it five years in a row (from 2004 to 2008).

Most games won on hard court (2018-22)

Daniel Medvedev 187

Alexander Zverev 141

Andrei Rublev 140

Stefanos Tsitsipas 137

Novak Djokovic 128

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