“That Was The Toughest” – Daniil Medvedev Reveals His Worst Defeat

Published 04/27/2020, 12:39 PM EDT


There are few stars who have drawn as much attention in such a short period of time as Daniil Medvedev. He has been super consistent with his game which has earned him an almost permanent spot in the top 5.

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Despite that, the Russian star has not been able to win the big one yet. Many even believe that he loses steam on the big stage. That’s also the reason why he is yet to win a Grand Slam title or the year-ending ATP Finals.

His best performance to date remains a runners-up finish at the US Open 2019. He lost to Rafael Nadal in five sets in the final even as he looked like the better player in the tournament. However, he does not count that as his worst defeat.

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What was the worst defeat for Daniil Medvedev? 

The Russian star, Daniil Medvedev, believes that his worst defeat was at the hands of Rafael Nadal, just not the one at the US Open. He revealed that his most heartbreaking loss was at the ATP Finals in London, just a few weeks later.

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“All of them, but probably against Rafael Nadal in London. It doesn’t happen a lot on the ATP Your that you lose from 5-1 and a matchpoint. And I just started to feel my game in that match crashing (laughs). Every loss is tough but this one was probably the toughest.”

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That loss was certainly very tough on the Russian youngster. He looked all set to win the match after stealing the first set in the tiebreaker and losing out on the second 6-3. He was 5-1 up in the third set and had a match point at one stage.

However, some unreal tennis by Rafael Nadal ensured that he came back from behind to grasp the victory. There certainly can’t be anything more heartbreaking. Daniil Medvedev felt that firsthand.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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