Former world number 1 and one-time US Open champion, Andy Roddick was to your podcast and criticized those who speak ill of Daniil Medvedev. The Russian has won just one Grand Slam and has four runner-up finishes, two of which came after winning 2 sets to 0.
“One of the most underrated players of all time. And I’m going to throw myself under the bus on that one. Twitter the other day, there was a conversation and I got involved and they said, someone said, ‘Medvedev is the best player of all time. who has a Slam.’ And I gave the answer. And I’ll tell everyone now that he’s better than I ever was. He’s got 20-something titles. He’s won a lot of Masters Series events, an ATP World Finals final, was No. world and, by the way, beat Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam final.”
“He’s put himself out there, I mean he’s been in back-to-back Grand Slam finals. This guy is better. If anyone calls him a ‘One Slam wonder,’ they’re idiots and they don’t know what they’re talking about.”
“I know we always celebrate the winner and people will bash Medvedev for being two sets up and he let it go – it’s rubbish if you do that. Because this in no way represents what he did throughout the tournament and what, frankly, he did for five or six years.”
“This is his sixth major final and I don’t feel like we’ve given him enough credit. I have never left a final watching Medvedev and thought he had messed up or given up. He makes someone money every time.”
“He faced Rafa twice, Novak twice and an in-form Sinner. That’s how it happens. I lost four finals and won one. Sometimes you just face someone better that day.”