The Russian is looking for another winning run – "You feel like you're untouchable, and you know that everything you do, turns into gold."
But can he and are technical limitations in his game making that less likely?
A couple years ago, Russian Daniil Medvedev won the 2021 U.S. Open, essentially because he finally knew the way he should play. He became ultra consistent with both his powerful forehand and his pinpoint backhand.
And the 6'6" player was a great mover even with his height, keeping balls in play until he wore his opponents down. He was so focused, serving huge, and his return was spot on.
In 1980 John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg played two of the greatest matches of all time in Wimbledon and the U.S. Open finals, both won by McEnroe, catalyzing Borg's disappearance from the game. In Epic, Matt Cronin, one the world's most respected tennis writers, and a regular Tennisplayer.net contributor, tells the stories of the two legendary careers that lead up those confrontations - as well as recounting the matches themselves. We're excerpting the start of both stories on Tennisplayer - the young Borg and the young McEnroe. Get Matt's book and read the rest!
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Matthew Cronin, founder of TennisReporters.net, is one of the most prolific and insightful journalists working in the sport of tennis. Matt has covered men's and women's pro tennis for the past fifteen years, traveling the world to develop his unique first hand perspective on every aspect of the game. Matt is a regular contributor to Reuters, has written extensively for the official Grand Slam web sites, and did play-by-play on the first web radio broadcast of the US Open finals. A former co-president of the International Tennis Writers Association, Cronin resides in Moraga, Calif., USA, with his wife, Patti, and their children, Cassandra, Connor and Chiara.
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