Jannik Sinner vs Daniil Medvedev has been one of essentially the most gripping rivalries in tennis in fashionable occasions. The duo have clashed on a number of events with the Russian getting the higher between the 2, nonetheless Sinner is trying to change that. The Italian has loved the higher of the clashes in current occasions and bought the all essential Australian Open ultimate win beneath his belt.
The Australian Open ultimate was an exhilarating contest which was well worth the cash for round 1.1 million folks in Melbourne Park. Sinner got here again from two units right down to register a well-known win and declare his maiden Grand Slam title.
Remarkably, all 10 of the Jannik Sinner vs Daniil Medvedev matches have been performed on laborious courts. Here is how the rivalry has panned out over time –
2020 – Daniil Medvedev, the self-proclaimed hard-court specialist, dominated the rivalry in its preliminary levels. The Russian’s peak interval started arguably in that yr and the primary time he took on Jannik Sinner in the indoor laborious court docket event in Marseille in the Round of 16. Sinner, on the time, may have pulled off an upset after successful the primary set, 6-1. But Medvedev was too senior and powerful for him then, clinching the subsequent two units, 6-1, 6-2.
2021 – The duo clashed once more in Marseille, though in the quarterfinals. But the end result was the identical and Medvedev received in straight units. The Russian carried that type into the ATP Finals that yr, in which Sinner certified for the primary time in his profession. In their round-robin conflict, the World No.3 bageled Sinner in the primary set, 6-0, however needed to take care of shedding a tie-breaker in the second set, successful a tie-breaker of his personal in the third set to outlive one other huge scare.
2022 – Medvedev and Sinner clashed simply as soon as, in Vienna in the quarterfinals and the Russian prolonged his result in 4-0, successful one other match in straight units.
2023 – This was the yr in which Jannik Sinner started the turnaround of their rivalry. Although Sinner did lose to Medvedev in the Rotterdam ATP 500 Open and the Miami Masters in the beginning of the yr, the positives had been that each the matches had been finals of these tournaments and as soon as once more, the 22-year-old was a minimum of aggressive in them.
The ever-improving Italian then appeared to crack the Daniil Medvedev code, by hitting again with hard-fought wins in the finals of two ATP 500 tournaments, in Beijing and Vienna respectively. This gave him the boldness to overpower the big-hitting Russian in the semifinals of the ATP Finals in Turin in entrance of his house crowd, successful a cracking 3-setter which almost 6 million folks in Italy watched on tv.
2024 – After successful the Australian Open ultimate in one other cracking comeback, Jannik Sinner in his speech, gave an aesthetic reply to Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev, in his speech previous to that, taunted Sinner for his win and challenged him that he’ll take the Grand Slam from him in 2025. Sinner mentioned that he was wanting ahead to the problem and solely wished the most effective for Medvedev, which prompted the Russian’s face to go small stay on nationwide tv. That second may gas this rivalry for years to come back.
Daniil Medvedev leads the head-to-head 6-4 however Jannik Sinner is the primary man in type in this rivalry as of February 2024. Andy Roddick believes that the duo will type the ‘Big 2’ of tennis after Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic observe Roger Federer into retirement, thereby formally ending the ‘Big 3’ period.