More recently, Daniil Medvedev was the world’s number one racket, and now he’s not even in the top ten. True, it seems that in the near future we will again see Daniil in the top ten, after all, Medvedev’s level has not gone away, and now Daniil’s motivation has increased to the maximum, especially considering the fact that Medvedev also lost the status of Russia’s first rocket, losing it to Rublev’s thing, whom he regularly beats. After Melbourne, the tournament in Rotterdam will be the first for Medvedev. Recall that at AO-2023, Medvedev only reached the third round, eventually losing to the American Korda in three matches.

At AO-2023, Dawidowicz Fokina reached the second round, where he was weaker than the American Paul. Unlike Medvedev, the Spaniard after Melbourne also played at the tournament in Montpellier, where he turned out to be stronger than Humbert of France, but weaker than Humbert’s compatriot Gali. It is worth noting that Humbert withdrew from the tournament after losing the second game in a tie-break. Hugo played a full match and who knows, Dawidowicz Fokin would also play from Gala. In general, we doubt that the Spaniard is a big threat to Daniil, the question at the moment is only about Medvedev’s character, about which we can only guess.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Daniil Medvedev 12 7 5 2
Fokin’s Davidovich 32 7 4 3

Daniil and Alejandro played each other once, on the grass of Madrid in 2021, and that match of the round of 16 in three sets was won by Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

On clay, the Spaniard could have had a chance to beat Daniil, given that many Spaniards, including Alejandro, are good on the ground and Daniil himself does not like this surface. But we sincerely doubt that Davidovich Fokina is able to fight the battle with the 12th rocket of the world. The early departure from the Australian Major only motivates Daniil to be active in the upcoming tournaments, because there is no doubt that Medvedev’s goals are to return to the top ten of the ATP rankings, and for that you need to win not only in matches, but also in tournaments.

The main forecast is the sum below (21.5) at 1.67