Winning over Belgian player David Goffin, Russian star Daniil Medvedev achieved the most remarkable achievements to become an interesting unknown in the US Open men’s singles 2019.
After defeating world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic at the 2019 Cincinnati Masters semi-final, it was not surprising that Daniil Medvedev defeated Belgian rival David Goffin 7-6, 6-4 after just 1 hour 39 minutes in the final, marked the best week of his career, and was the perfect preparation for the main round of the US Open 2019 kicked off next week.
Winning Cincinnati is also the first Masters title in Daniil Medvedev‘s career. However, no one doubts the power of the Russian player before the US Open, especially when he wins Djokovic. This is the first time this Serbian player has lost a semifinal in the Masters 1000 system since 2013. At the same time, this result ended the series of 10 victories of Wimbledon champion trying to protect the champion in Cincinnati.
Djokovic said shortly after the 2019 Cincinnati Masters closed: “With these results, he deserves to be named including the champions. He managed to get into the top 5 world. He is definitely one of the best players at this time. He deserves to be in the race to win the New York tournament.”
Those achievements helped the 23-year-old from Moscow quickly become a formidable challenge for Big-3, including Djokovic and Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. This is not to mention the Russian player also has the Sofia Open champion and the finalists in Montreal, Washington, Barcelona and Brisbane.
In total, with those six finalists, Medvedev will be the best finalist among US Open 2019 male colleagues. Even with 44 ATP Tour winners this season, he has overcoming Nadal (41 victories) to take the lead.
In the Cincinnati Masters women’s singles, US champion Madison Keys won the championship when she defeated the Russian veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (5). With this victory, Keys will attend the US Open as a star in the Top 10 in the world.