Medvedev’s strange curse has no end


Daniel Medvedev He called it “this thing” before fans filled the headquarters of the ATP 500 tournament in Vienna to see how the Russian gave up his crown in the final to the Italian. Jannik Sinner. It was a great match of three hours and five minutes in which the world number four defeated three 7-6 (7), 4-6 and 6-3.

The 27-year-old Muscovite was unable to win his sixth ATP title of the season, after dominating in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami and Rome. He hasn’t won the winner’s trophy since May.

He lost in the finals of Indian Wells, the US Open and Beijing, the last location where he was already a victim of the Sinner.

Medvedev, US Open champion in 2021, who became world number one in 2022, won 20 titles in 15 finals. He lost the first one in Chennai 2017, he opened his record in Sydney 2018.

He didn’t know then that he had a ‘curse’ that he couldn’t get out of his way. “I have this thing that apparently I can’t defend a title anywhere. I’ll try to do it next time. Here too (in Vienna). But I hope to do it in Paris or somewhere else,” he said in his speech of closing ceremony. Daniel Medvedevas stealthy as ever but also showing a certain excitement in adding weight to a strange statistic.

He has never repeated the title in the same tournament. Twenty hits, twenty different cities. There are two events left in this campaign, both opportunities, with nuances, to get rid of that bad reputation that is specific and different to the ATP Tour: the Paris Masters 1000 ATP, who won in 2021, and the ATP Finals in Turin, which happened to have the title of the tournament, won in 2020, although at the previous venue in London. It didn’t completely break that extraordinary streak.

Yes, he won more than once in the same country. In the United States he dominated the US Open, Miami, Cincinnati and Winston Salem. In France it won in 1000 Paris and in Marseille.

Medvedev This is true even for this. A character from head to toe.

Source: La Verdad


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