Andy Roddick Defends Daniil Medvedev’s Talent and Tenacity in Australian Open Final

Andy Roddick Defends Daniil Medvedev’s Talent and Tenacity in Australian Open Final

The last final of the Australian Open is still circulating in the media, generating hot debates. Andy Roddick, in one of his podcasts, wanted to defend Daniil Medvedev despite his painful defeat against Sinner.

Is there anyone left who doubts the talent of Daniil Medvedev? Well yes, and quite a few. People who see the Russian as the new Andy Murray (!!), dressing him as a loser and a player unprepared to compete in Grand Slam finals. It is the added punishment that has been taken, it is not enough to have let a lead of two sets to zero slip away. Luckily Andy Roddicksomeone who knows perfectly how this sport works, recently came out to defend it on the podcast Servedwhere he usually gives his opinion on current events on the circuit.

“Medvedev is one of the most underrated players of all time, I don’t care what people say,” the American begins. “The other day on Twitter I got into a debate claiming that Daniil is the best player in history with only one Grand Slam title, I know this because I also belong to that group. Right now he is much better than me, he has more than twenty titles, he has won many Masters 1000s, some ATP Finals and he has been No. 1 in the world. By the way, he also beat Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam final,” the Nebraskan lists with a sarcastic tone.

“He has put himself there on his own merits, with a lot of work, reaching several consecutive Grand Slam finals. “This guy is very good, you have to be an idiot to think that he won that US Open as if it were a flower of a day, these people don’t know what they’re talking about,” says Roddick, retired since 2012 and always used to getting wet with everyone. the topics. “I know that in tennis we always support the winner, that people will criticize that he lost after going two sets up, but it is unfortunate to do that. That does not in any way represent what he did throughout the tournament, or what he has been doing in the last six years,” assesses the 2003 US Open champion.


Although they did not meet at the same time, there is a bond that keeps Daniil Medvedev and Andy Roddick united: both had to face the best of all time. Whether it was Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic, both the Russian and the American had more defeats than victories against that group, a reality that makes you see things from a totally different perspective. In the experience of the American’s words, a reality is sensed that is sometimes difficult to assimilate.

“This was his sixth Grand Slam final, a fact that I don’t think we are giving enough credit to. In my case, I never stopped watching a final if Medvedev was there, he has tennis and a charisma that makes you want to see him every time he plays. He has played twice against Rafa, twice against Novak and once against Sinner. That’s the way it is, I also lost four finals and won one. “Sometimes it’s as simple as meeting someone better that day,” concludes Roddick, always willing to lend a hand to defend a teammate.

2024-02-01 19:00:19
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