Daniil Medvedev: Alexander Zverev can win Grand Slam but that doesn’t mean he will

Daniil Medvedev acknowledged that there are a lot of a great players who don’t have a Grand Slam title and that Alexander Zverev is one of those great players. 

On Sunday, world No. 3 Zverev saw off Medvedev 6-4 6-4 in the final at the ATP Finals. 

Zverev has won won at every level — including the Olympics — but he has yet to win a Grand Slam. 

Last year. Zverev failed to serve out for the US Open title against Dominic Thiem. 

“There are a lot of great players who don’t have a Grand Slam title, if you talk about ex-players or players right now. Stefanos (Tsitsipas) was up 2-0 against Novak (Djokovic) in the Roland Garros final, played exceptional clay-court season. He could have it, as well. Sascha was serving for the match in the US Open (final in 2020),” said Medvedev, per Eurosport. 

“It’s tough to say. You never know where your career is going to go. Some players start to play worse. Somebody gets injured, somebody wins 20 Grand Slams. It’s the same about Sascha.”

Medvedev thinks Zverev is capable of winning a Grand Slam 

This season, Zverev made the semifinal at the French Open and US Open. 

Zverev has made it clear that his biggest goal in 2022 will be winning a maiden Grand Slam title. 

“He is a great player that is capable of beating anybody. He definitely can win a Grand Slam because it’s just obvious. But he’s not the only one. That’s where it gets tough. He was in the semis in the US Open, and lost in five sets. Who knows, maybe if he was in the final, he would beat me,” Medvedev added. 

“It’s just a matter of every tournament is a different scenario, different surface. You need to win seven matches to be a Grand Slam champion. Is he capable? Yes. Is he going to do it? We never know.”

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