Daniil Medvedev made history. Not only for depriving Novak Djokovic of achieving his 21st major and his Grand Slam schedule, but also because inaugurated the Next-Gen record in terms of the most important tennis tournaments.
The first to reach a final of this type was the Russian himself, during 2019. Also at Flushing Meadows, he played against Rafael Nadal and fell in five sets. For there to be another member of the Next Gen in these finals, less than a year had to pass. In 2020 Alexander Zverev reached the decisive match of the 2020 US Open and lost against Dominic Thiem in a historic match where the German was two sets up.
During 2021 in the four finals there was a Next Gen. At the Australian Open it was Medvedev who lost to Novak Djokovic. At Roland Garros, the Greek arrived at a meeting of this type for the first time. Stefanos Tsitsipas, another victim of the Serbian. And finally, it was Matteo berrettini who reached the Wimbledon final, in which he would also lose to the world number one.
In this way, Medvedev is not only the one who played the most Grand Slam tournament finals in terms of Next Gen, but he was also the tennis player who opened the record in terms of majors it means.