The consecration of Daniil Medvedev (2nd) in the US Open It did nothing more than confirm his great form, because the Russian has long established himself among the best and assiduously crosses records.
The main data that stands out from the list is that obtained on March 15, 2021, when the Muscovite displaced the Spanish Rafael Nadal and became the first player outside the Big 4 since July 25, 2005 to reach second position in the world rankings. In addition, it was the eighth of his nationality to place himself between the two highest echelons of the circuit (Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin, María Sharapova, Dinara Safina, Nastasia Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva) And now the third man to celebrate at a Grand Slam, after Kafelnikov (Roland Garros 1996 and Australian Open 1999) and Safin (US Open 2000 and Australian Open 2005).
On the other hand, the right-hander, 25 years and 198 centimeters, was ahead of the German Alexander Zverev, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Italian Matteo Berrettini, who played at least one decisive Major match, and is the first member of the Next Gen who shouts champion in a Grand Slam.
It should be remembered that in the last edition of ATP Finals, held in London, Great Britain, beat the Top 3 of the moment (Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem) and lifted the trophy.
Another fact that stands out is that it is the fourth player to beat Djokovic in straight sets in the final of a major tournament, because previously Roger Federer (US Open 2007), Andy Murray (Wimbledon 2013) and Nadal (Roland Garros 2020) had achieved it.
Finally, it is the sixth player to yield just one heat in the entire competition and is proclaimed at Flushing Meadows, equaling Jimmy Connors (1976), Guillermo Vilas (1977), John McEnroe (1978), Ivan Lendl (1985, 1986 and 1987), and Rafael Nadal (2010).