Daniil Medvedev is a Russian professional tennis player. His current ranking according to the Association of Tennis Professionals is World No.2. He has won thirteen ATP Tour singles titles, including the 2021 US Open and the 2020 ATP Finals. He also won the Davis Cup this year.
Unlike Novak Djokovic, Daniil is a defensive baseline player. His playstyle includes strong returns with as few mistakes as possible which make his games unpredictable. His best shot from the baseline is his backhand, which he hits with depth, pace and precision, and he is able to redirect this shot down the line. He is known for his strong return serves.
Daniil Medvedev on Big 3
Recently in an interview upon being asked about the future of tennis and Big 3, Daniil replied that there is no doubt that Novak, Rafa and Roger are the legends of tennis and the records that they have broken every imaginable record.
But he added that after the Big 3’s retirement new tennis stars will take their places and will make the tennis fans fall in love with the sport all over again. Daniil gave the example of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, who replaced tennis legends like Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl after their retirement.
“The departure of the Big 3, when that happens, will be a big deal. They are not getting younger, but they are still playing very strong, winning Grand Slam tournaments. But it seems to me that history is cyclical. When Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl finished, everyone was also worried about the future of tennis. But they were replaced by Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
“That is, new great champions always came, and tennis became more and more popular. Of course, Roger, Novak, and Rafa have broken every record imaginable and unthinkable, but I am sure that after their departure there will be new heroes who will make people fall in love with tennis,” said Medvedev.