Daniil Medvedvev (2nd), Andrey rublev (7th), Aslan Karatsev (25º) and Karen khachanov (28th) are the top representatives of Russian tennis at the ATP level. Thanks to their outstanding performance this season, the members of an exceptional litter have ensured that their nation has players in the quarterfinals of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments for the second time in the Open Era.
On Australian Open recorded the best performance of 2021, because Medvedev, Rublev and Karatsev They entered the second week of the Oceanic Major: the then world number four beat his compatriot racket number eight in straight sets in the quarterfinals and fell without extenuating against Novak Djokovic (1st) in the decisive match, while a Of the revelations of the competition, coming from the qualifying stage and debutant in the main draw, he succumbed in the semifinal against the Serbian, ultimately champion.
On Roland Garros, the only one who won four games was the Muscovite Medvedev, 198 centimeters tall and a pupil of Gilles Cervara, who was beaten 6-3, 7-6 (3) and 7-5 against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th) and said goodbye to the French competition.
Like in Paris, in Wimbledon one also advanced only, although there would be a change of interpreter: Khachanov, 25 years old and owner of four trophies, agreed to the quarterfinals, in which he lost to Canadian Denis Shapovalov (12th) in five rounds.
This Sunday, Medvedev met the forecast, beat Briton Daniel Evans without inconvenience and continues, without giving up sets and as one of the top candidates to snatch the Grand Slam from the world number one, in the US Open.
The only time such an event had been recorded was in 2001, when Yevgeny Kafelnikov, a former world leader and 26-time champion, stood firm in Australia (quarter-finals), France (quarter-finals) and the United States (semifinal), and Marat Safin, also a former best racket on the planet and owner of 15 trophies in his showcases, he did it in the United Kingdom (quarter-finals) and North America (semifinal).