Daniil Medvedev is the 2nd seed and will be playing at French Open 2022 after playing at Geneva last week. The Russian’s season was impacted by injury and he was out of action since he played at the Miami Open.
He only made a comeback last week at the ATP 250 event in Geneva where he lost to veteran, Richard Gasquet in straight sets with the score line of 6-2, 7-6.
Medvedev has been rock solid in his performances in the past 2 grand slams as he was the one to stop Novak Djokovic from achieving the feat of a calendar slam at the US Open 2021. The Russian won his first grand slam by beating the Serbian in straight sets with the score line of 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. In the Australian Open 2022, Medvedev lost to 21 time grand slam champion, Rafael Nadal in a 5 set thriller. The match went to the distance with the score line being 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.
The shots Medvedev makes from behind the baseline is his main strength as it strengthens the defensive game.
The world number 2 made it to the quarter finals of the French Open last year where he was beaten by eventual finalist, Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. The score line of the match was 6-3, 7-5, 7-5. It will be interesting to see how the 25 year old goes on to perform in Paris as he is coming back from injury and clay is not one of his favorite surfaces.
Tough Road Ahead For Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev is the 2nd seed in the French Open 2022 and has a tricky road ahead of himself. He will play the Argentine, Facundo Bagnis in the first round. In the second round, the Russian is most likely to clash with world number 51, Laslo Djere.
In the 3rd round, Daniil is most likely to set up a clash with the rising star Miomir Kecmanovic. The 2021 Runner quarter finalist is likely to clash with the world number 17, Pablo Carreno Busta or Former US Open Champion, Marin Cilic in the fourth round.
If Medvedev manages to cross the hurdles, then he is most likely to play against either his fellow countryman and good friend, Andrey Rublev or promising Italian, Jannik Sinner in the quarter finals of the tournament. The potential semi final fixture for Medvedev would be against world number 4, Stefanos Tsitsipas or world number 8, Casper Ruud . If everything goes on course for the 25 year old, he can meet either Olympic Gold medalist, Alexander Zverev or 21 time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal or 20 time grand slam champion, Novak Djokovic or young Spaniard, Carlos Alcaraz.
Medvedev’s path to French Open title:
- 1R: Facundo Bagnis
- 2R: Laslo Djere
- 3R: Miomir Kecmanovic
- 4R: Pablo Carrreno Busta/Marin Cilic
- QF: Andrey Rublev/Jannik Sinner
- SF: Stefanos Tsitsipas/Casper Ruud
- F: Alexander Zverev/ Rafael Nadal/ Carlos Alcaraz/ Novak Djokovic