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I recently published a post regarding Medvedev’s rather impressive win streak. However, I have to admit, when I discussed his win streak in that post I thought that his run would end at the hands of Djokovic in Dubai. Of course, this didn’t materialize, and it seems that Daniil Medvedev has other ideas about how long he can keep the current streak alive. I say this because as you likely know, Medvedev went out there in Dubai yesterday to capture his third title in as many weeks.
Clearly, that’s a staggering run of form, and Medvedev will jump to number 6 in the rankings when they are published tomorrow. This means the talented Russian is getting back up towards the top of the three, and he’s hit form at the perfect time in the season. That’s because the famous ‘Sunshine Swing’ is right around the corner – two weeks of top-drawer tennis played in Indian Wells followed by Miami.
Thanks to his performances over the last three weeks, Daniil Medvedev will be one of the top seeds for Indian Wells (the first of two Masters 1000 events in March). And let’s be honest, you wouldn’t bet against him with the way he’s playing. Yet I’ll save the Indian Wells breakdown for another day.
For now, I’d like to discuss precisely what Medvedev has achieved over the last three weeks to show just how impressive he has been.
Three Titles in Three Weeks for Daniil Medvedev
It takes something special to win several tournaments in succession on the ATP Tour. However, that’s exactly what Daniil Medvedev has done over the last three weeks. He has captured two ATP 500 titles and one ATP 250 title during this run, and I’d like to quickly cover these tournaments right now.
ATP 500 – Rotterdam
The current win streak for Daniil Medvedev started in the Netherlands. This was the first tournament that Medvedev played after losing in the third round of the Australian Open. And after coming back from a set down to beat Davidovich-Fokina, the fire was lit. Medvedev marched on to beat players like Auger-Aliassime, Dimitrov, and Sinner to capture the title. In fact, the only other set he lost en route to the trophy was against Sinner in the final – impressive stuff.
ATP 250 – Doha
After his success on the indoor hard courts of Rotterdam, Medvedev moved East to compete in the 250 event in Doha. This time around, Medvedev needed to win four matches in order to lift the trophy. And that’s exactly what he said. He started the week by taking out Broady in straight sets, yet he then had to battle to beat O’Connell, which he did by a score of 7-5 in the final set. Following that, he took out Auger-Aliassime for the second week running before beating Murray in the finals.
ATP 500 – Dubai
The most recent of these three events was the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai. This was the most challenging of the three too, as all of the big guys were competing. However, Medvedev was flawless in Dubai, winning the tournament without losing a set. This included straight-set wins over Djokovic and Rublev in the semi-finals and finals, respectively. And this takes the win streak up to 14 matches!
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