Medvedev v Zverev: Match-up, stats, track record: Everything you need to know
All you need to know about the rivalry between Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev
MEDVEDEV V ZVEREV: A RIVALRY IN 12 ACTS (SO FAR)
Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev may be in the relatively early stages of their careers at the very top level but the pair are already carving out a rivalry which one day could match some of the best in the history of the sport.
The pair have met 12 times – as of November 2021 they stood at six wins apiece – and some of their matches are already chalked up as mini-classics. Expect these two to be going toe to toe for many years to come and as 2022 begins, they are likely to find themselves on opposite sides of the net plenty more in the near future as they chase the biggest titles.
Zverev won their first four encounters but Medvedev had won the past five until the German beat him to win the ATP Finals title in Milan on November 21. There’s nothing to separate them; all 12 meetings have been on hard courts, it’s 3-3 indoors and surprisingly, they have yet to meet in a Grand Slam event. That, surely, will change soon.
HOW MANY TITLES FOR MEDVEDEV AND ZVEREV?
With just over a year separating the two men, they’re at similar stages of their career although Zverev hit the big time a little earlier than the Russian.
Medvedev won the first of his 13 titles to date in Sydney in 2018; he’s won four Masters 1000 titles and won the ATP Finals in 2020. The biggest title of his career, though, came at the US Open this year, when he beat Novak Djokovic for his first Grand Slam title.
Zverev won the first of his 19 titles to date back in 2016, in St Petersburg. He won five titles the following year as he broke into the world’s top five and in 2021, he won a career-high six titles, including the Olympics and ATP Finals (for a second time). He’s won five Masters 1000s.
- Daniil Medvedev has won 13 titles in his career, including:
Grand Slams: 1
ATP Finals: 1
Masters 1000s: 4
ATP 500s: 1
ATP 250: 6
- Alexander Zverev has won 19 titles in his career, including:
Grand Slams: 0
ATP Finals: 2
Masters 1000s: 5
ATP 500s: 4
ATP 250s: 7
WHO HAS THE BEST STATS?
Daniil Medvedev has won 68.7% of the matches he has played in his career (217 wins to 99 losses).
On hard courts, Medvedev has won 73.4% of his matches (177 wins to 64 losses)
On clay, Medvedev has won 41.7% of his matches (15 wins to 21 losses)
On grass, Medvedev has won 64.1% of his matches (25 wins to 14 losses)
Alexander Zverev has won 68.9% of the matches he has played in his career (310 matches to 140 losses)
On hard courts, Zverev has won 68.7% of his matches (191 wins to 87 losses)
On clay, Zverev has won 71.1% of his matches (91 wins to 37 losses)
On grass, Zverev has won 63.6% of his matches (28 wins to 16 losses)
WHAT IS THE BEST MATCH BETWEEN MEDVEDEV AND ZVEREV?
Two of their 12 matches have gone the distance, with Zverev winning the first, in Miami in 2018 and Medvedev taking the second, in the round-robin stages of the ATP Finals in 2021.
The round-robin match in Turin had everything; Medvedev busting a gut to make sure he kept his unbeaten record and maintain his winning streak over Zverev, taking it to five.
In the end, perhaps it came back to haunt Medvedev when Zverev gained his revenge in the final but the way the two men battled said a lot about their competitive instincts.