Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev, answering a question about the favorite of the Masters in Shanghai after his elimination, named the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz as the main contender. The Russian said he reminds him of a young Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
“Favorite? Hard to say. If we talk about the current form, Carlos at the moment, let’s say, reminds me of the young Novak and Rafa. Every time he plays in a tournament, he’s one of the top contenders for the title, and when Novak is there, he’s one of the top two favorites.
Jannik Sinner is also in great shape. Let’s see how much he can physically adapt to the game after Beijing. So I’d say those are the top two favorites. At the same time, this is why we like tennis. Maybe Yannick will lose today, Carlos will lose tomorrow and it will all be over. So we’ll see. That’s what’s interesting about tennis – we never know in advance,” Medvedev said at a press conference.
Let us remind you that at the ATP-500 tournament in Beijing, Daniil Medvedev reached the final, in which he lost to the Italian Jannik Sinner in a tense fight. At the Masters in Shanghai, the Russian lost to the American Sebastian Korda in the third round.