Since winning the first of his eight finals at the Australian Open in 2008 against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Novak Djokovic has experienced various foes and conditions. No one, not even in extraordinary circumstances, has figured out how to crush him. Just Rafael Nadal outperforms him, and with a wide edge, at Roland Garros: 13 of 13 on the last Sunday. Roger Federer missed four of the 12 he played at Wimbledon. Pete Sampras took every one of the seven on the London grass, yet missed three of the eight plays at the US Open, one of them, in 2000, against Marat Safin, the hero of a credible show: 6-4, 6-3 and 6-3 the Russian struck him.

Can Daniil Medvedev play Safin in the last that this Sunday (9:30 am, Eurosport) will play against Djokovic? Most importantly, they present not many likenesses. Past being Russian, they don’t share much. Safin was an overflowing player, with normal capacities phenomenal in tennis history. He was likewise fainthearted, given to the reckless upheaval, a long way from the percussive consistency of Medvedev’s down.

At the point when Safin won the US Open, he was 20 years of age. He just took another huge one, in Australia, after five years. He resigned at 29. With a more slow movement, his expert association a lot more prominent, Medvedev, 25, lost his past Grand Slam last: in five sets, against Nadal, in 2019, not without first featuring in a response that made dread for the triumph of the Spanish, who overwhelmed by two sets to nothing. He shows up with the best issue three successive titles, Paris-Bercy and the ATP Finals, a year ago, and the ATP Cup, where he drove the Russian group. Add 20 games undefeated.


Djokovic, better in the last two games, when his stomach injury has been survived, has over four hours on the court than his opponent has required. He appears to be a lessened player since the terrible and avoidable set that cost him exclusion against Pablo Carreño in the round of 16 at the US Open. Soon after he had the option to meet Nadal in another Roland Garros last, however, was terminated (6-0, 6-2, and 7-5), when conditions appeared to support him like never before on a surface that isn’t his. Afterward, they fell in the quarterfinals of Vienna (Sonego) and the elimination rounds of the ATP Finals (Thiem). He won both of his ATP Cup matches.

Having noticed this, it is prudent not to disregard the Serbian, who on March 8 will surpass the 310 weeks of Federer as number 1 on the planet. Indeed, even less in Australia, where he has won four finals against Andy Murray (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016), two against Nadal (2012 and 2019), and one against Thiem (2020), notwithstanding the one referenced against Tsonga. He has done it every which way. Against Nadal in 2012, it required five hours and 53 minutes, in the longest last of a Grand Slam. Two years prior he incurred the most overpowering thrashing in their duels in the majors, 6-3, 6-4, and 6-2. Against Thiem, in 2020, he looked dead before winning in five sets. Search for the eighteenth large. Furthermore, if that was adequately not.