Despite Daniil Medvedev’s 1-5 record in Grand Slam Finals, former ATP player Andy Roddick believes he belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Andy Roddick is a Grand Slam champion and a former world number one, so it’s clear he knows his stuff. He is aware of the requirements for success and can spot exceptional talent.
Despite his setbacks in the biggest games, Roddick believes Medvedev is a very talented player. After defeating Alexander Zverev in the semifinal, the Russian advanced to the sixth Grand Slam final at the most recent Australian Open.
Despite having a 2-0 lead, the Russian fell in five sets in the final against Jannik Sinner. Roddick still thinks highly of him despite the fact that it was his second Australian Open final loss after leading 2-0. He discussed it in his column for Betway.
“Every time, he makes someone work for it. He has performed as an in-form Sinner, Rafa, and Novak thrice. That’s just the way things work. I only won one final and lost four. There are instances when you simply run into someone better that day.”
“We’re acting like this one’s going to be the thing that breaks him, but he’s done it before and has come back extraordinarily.”
There is undoubtedly still a long way for Medvedev to go in his tennis career, and he has a good chance of winning a few more majors. As Roddick pointed out, there are instances when you just lose to a stronger player that day. He also anticipates that he will succeed in the future and turn up.
“I personally would love to see him win another hardcourt Slam, but I’m not concerned about him turning up and competing in every one over the next several years. He is without a doubt a Hall of Famer in his own right, having defeated the greatest players on the largest stages.”