Stefanos Tsitsipas has shared his views on the game of his Laver Cup team-mate Daniil Medvedev.
Medvedev, the current world No 2, is the talk of the tennis world after recently upsetting world No 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open final.
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Tsitsipas, who is the world No 3, says while he thinks Medvedev is a very tough opponent, he is surprised about the success the Russian has achieved with his game style.
Medvedev is renowned for his counter-punching style which sees him stand a considerable distance behind the baseline.
“Medvedev is very consistent, a very tough opponent,” Tsitsipas told Greek network Ant1.
“I would not say Medvedev’s game is boring; I would say it is one-dimensional. It surprises me that, with that kind of tennis, he manages to achieve what he has achieved.”
The Greek did, however, also compliment Medvedev, calling him the “best player at the moment”.
“I consider myself as one of the best, but I also have to prove it on court. They are not better, but during that time they played better,” Tsitsipas said of players he has lost to at the Grand Slams.
Medvedev holds a 6-2 advantage in his head-to-head rivalry with Tsitsipas, although the Greek has won two of their last three meetings, including a straight-sets victory in their most recent meeting in the French Open quarter-finals.
The two rivals are team-mates this weekend though when they will represent Team Europe at the fourth edition of the Laver Cup in Boston.
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