Given the fabulous level of Alexander Zverev in the final of the Master’s Tournament 2021, Daniil Medvedev, his executioner, was consulted about the German’s chances of lifting a Major title and the world number two maintained that it is in sight that he can achieve it, but that there are also other great tennis players who have never been able to keep a Big crown: “Will he win a Grand Slam? We will never know.”
“It’s a matter of each tournament being a different setting, a different surface. You need to win seven games to be a Grand Slam champion. It is capable? Yes. Are you going to do it? We will never know”explained the recent US Open winner, who previously contextualized his answer.
“There are a lot of great players who don’t have a Grand Slam title, former or current players. Stefanos (Tsitsipas) was 2-0 against Novak (Djokovic) in the Roland Garros final (NdR: the Greek had won 7-6, 6-2 the first two sets against the Serbian in the 2021 definition), he played one exceptional season on clay. He could have it too. Sascha was serving for the match at the US Open (he served 6-5 in the fifth set against Dominic Thiem in 2020). It is difficult to say. You never know where your career will go. Some players start to play worse, someone gets injured, someone gains 20 GS. The same goes for Sascha, “continued Medvedev, who has played 12 times against Zverev and the record is tied at six.
However, he highlighted his very good tennis level this season: “He is a great player, capable of beating anyone. He can definitely win a Grand Slam, it is obvious. But he’s not the only one. That’s where it gets difficult. He was in the semifinals of the US Open, lost in five sets (to Djokovic). Who knows, maybe he would be in the final and he would win me, “he closed.