After a successful North American campaign, the spindly, swaggering Muscovite Daniil Medvedev keeps piling up titles. He added one more to his tally after clinching his fourth ATP title of the season in St. Petersburg by defeating Borna Ćorić in the finals. Following the win, the US Open finalist decided to withdraw from the China Open to get in better shape for the upcoming Shanghai 1000 Masters tournament.
The Russian Davis Cup team captain Igor Kunitsyn revealed Medvedev’s schedule for the remainder of the season. According to the former world No .35, Medvedev will skip the China Open and prepare for Shanghai. And depending on his performance there, he will decide where he would play next.
In the meantime, he will recharge batteries and will be working to show up on the courts of Shanghai. The quarter-finals win against Stan Wawrinka secured Medvedev the first-ever spot at the Nitto ATP Finals in London.
The 23-year old will be the first Russian representative at the ATP Finals since Nikolay Davydenko, who won the tournament back in 2009 when the event took place in London for the first time.
Medvedev is scheduled to play the Kremlin Cup, Vienna, Paris, and ATP Finals in London. After Shanghai, he will decide whether or not he will skip one of those tournaments to have one more week off.
The Russian sensation, Daniil Medvedev, is having a remarkable season. He played five ATP finals, including a five-set marathon against the world number two Rafael Nadal, when he was close to winning his first-ever Grand Slam.
Out of those five tournaments, he won two titles, including the one in Cincinnati against Djoković and the other on his home court of St. Petersburg.