World number one Daniil Medvedev says Rafael Nadal should also be mentioned as the heavy favorite for the US Open title. Medvedev, who won his maiden Grand Slam title after beating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final last year, is considered the hot favorite for the US Open title.
But Medvedev says Nadal should also be mentioned in the same sentence. “I don’t want to put pressure on anyone, but I think Rafa is also a big favourite. In fact, he won the last time he played here against me.
He won two Grand Slams this year. In fact, he hasn’t lost in Grand Slams this year,” Medvedev said, according to Sportskeeda.
Medvedev qualified for the third round of the US Open
On Wednesday, Medvedev beat Arthur Rinderknech 6-2 7-5 6-3 to set up a US Open third-round meeting with Yibing Wu.
The match was played at Arthur Ashe Stadium, just after Serena Williams picked up a big three-set victory over second seed Anett Kontaveit. “In general, I’m happy with my level in the third set, so it’s great,” Medvedev said.
“At the end of the match, it was getting better and better. At the same time, a victory is the most important, three sets. Try to get out as early as possible even if it’s quite late. I look forward to the next round. “During the match, Medvedev made 5 of his 17 break point chances and saved all three break points he faced on his own serve.
“Actually, I wasn’t super happy with my level,” Medvedev said. “At the same time, it’s sometimes very hard to play at night. All day waiting. I usually like it, but a little at first can be a bit tricky.”
Now Medvedev faces 174th ranked qualifier Wu. Wu has already won five games at the US Open this year, but it’s hard to imagine him as a serious threat to Medvedev.
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