REVEALED! Daniil Medvedev’s Path to Claim his First Australian Open Title

Daniil Medvedev is set to play in the Australian Open 2022 after having a good run in recent past. Let us look at Medvedev's path in the tournament.

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev is the 2nd seed and will be playing at Australian Open 2022 after having a good run at ATP Cup last week. The Russian team reached the semi finals and was ultimately defeated by Canada comprising players with the likes of Felix Auger Alliassime and Denis Shapovalov.

Medvedev had a shaky start to the year as he lost to promising Frenchman, Ugo Humbert in a thriller. The score line of the match was 7-6, 5-7, 6-7. After the initial loss in the tournament, the World number 2 found his groove and won the next 3 matches in the tournament against the likes of Alex De Minaur, Matteo Berrettini and Felix Auger Alliassime.

Medvedev was the champion in the most recently concluded grand slam of US Open. He had denied Novak Djokovic a rare feat of calendar slam and by defeating him in straight sets with the score line of 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. The win for Medvedev also meant that the Big 3 comprising of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are still tied at 20 grand slams each.

The shots Medvedev makes from behind the baseline is his main strength as it strengthens the defensive game.

The world number 2 was the runner up in the Australian Open last year. He was beaten by the defending champion and current world number 1, Novak Djokovic with the score line of 6-2, 7-6, 7-6. It will be interesting to see if Medvedev is able to push himself to the limits this time to lift the title as expectations from him are a bit high as compared to the last time.

Tough Road Ahead For Medvedev

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Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev is the 2nd seed in the Australian and has a tricky road ahead of himself. He will play the Swiss, Henri Laaksonen in the first round. In the second round, the Russian is most likely to clash with the local hope and a giant killer, Nick Kyrgios.

In the 3rd round, Daniil is most likely to set up a clash with the French young gun, Ugo Humbert or US Open 2021 Quarter finalist, Botic van de Zandschulp. The 2021 Runner Up is likely to clash with the in form Argentine, Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round.

If Medvedev manages to cross the hurdles, then he is most likely to play against his fellow countryman and good friend, Andrey Rublev in the quarter finals of the tournament. The potential semi final fixture for Medvedev would be against world number 4, Stefanos Tsitsipas . If everything goes on course for the 25 year old, he can meet either Olympic Gold medalist, Alexander Zverev or 20 time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal.

Medvedev’s path to Australian Open title:

  • 1R: Henri Laaksonen
  • 2R: Nick Kyrgios
  • 3R: Ugo Humbert/ Botic van de Zandschulp
  • 4R: Diego Schwartzman
  • QF: Andrey Rublev
  • SF: Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • F: Alexander Zverev/ Rafael Nadal

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