World No. 6 Dominic Thiem has tipped Daniil Medvedev to win more Grand Slams and he believes that the Russian is one step ahead of Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Medvedev, ranked at No. 2 in the world, captured his maiden Grand Slam title after beating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.
On the other side, world No. 3 Tsitsipas and fourth-ranked Zverev have yet to win a Major.
“I have no doubts that Daniil will win other Grand Slam tournaments. For me, he is the closest of the younger generation. He knows how to win matches, he knows how to prepare for the big matches. He is one step ahead of Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev,” Thiem said, per We Love Tennis.
Medvedev won the US Open in an impressive fashion
Medvedev dropped just one set en route to winning his first Major at Flushing Meadows.
“Everything that happens for the first time is special. When I won my first junior tournament, it meant a lot to me. When I won my first future, I was happy. I think when you repeat something, there is a little bit different emotions unless you make history,” Medvedev said after winning the US Open.
“Why I say this is because now winning the Masters, I’m super happy, strong achievement. Not many player won a Masters in their career. But the only thing I was thinking after winning another Masters is I need more, I want to try to do more.
“You never know if you’re going to achieve it in your career. Again I was always saying, If I don’t, I just want to know that I did my best to do it.
“Now it’s a bit — I don’t know if (indiscernible) is a good word, but a lot of happiness. That’s my first Grand Slam. I don’t know how I’m going to feel if I win a second one or third one. That’s my first one, so I’m really happy. Means a lot to me.”