World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev is prepping up for the US Open 2020. Medvedev lost to Rafael Nadal in last years’ US Open final in an epic five-set match. Despite losing the first two sets, Medvedev displayed exquisite stroke play to push the match to the deciding set.
During the Western and Southern open 2020, the Russian lost his quarterfinal match against Roberto Bautista Agut. Medvedev, the defending champion at Cincinnati, had won his first ATP Masters 1000 at the Western and Southern Open last year.
Recently, during an interview, the 2019 US Open runner-up was asked about his form going into this year’s US Open. Medvedev insisted that he is happy with the level of tennis and hopes to go the distance at Flushing Meadows.
“The three matches I played, I actually liked my level. I think my physical shape had to be better. I’ve done some adjustments, as much as I could, in just a few days. I’m really trying hard to be ready for anything that US Open can bring to me,” said Medvedev.
Medvedev added that he hopes to go deep into the tournament and his goal will be to win seven matches. Despite his loss to Nadal in last year’s final, Medvedev regards the thrilling 4 hours and 50 minutes final as a great match which was played at a great level. The Russian believes he needs to play the same quality of tennis, just like he played in his first Grand Slam final.
Medvedev seeded No. 3 will play his opening round match against Federico Delbonis. The Russian is likely to play against Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round and might face Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinal.
Dominic Thiem, the World No. 2, is likely to play against Medvedev if both men reach the semifinals at the US Open 2020. the duo has played 3 times, with the rivalry resting at 2-1 in Thiem’s favor.