Zverev who should have beaten the sour Russian in the round robin, decisively crushed the mope. That after beating the Joker the day before, albeit in a much tighter contest, suggests he is now an established contender, especially considering his Olympic medal.
Yesterday Zverev was the stronger in every department, and the player who made the moves in the ground shot rallies…..but at the right time. Medvedev just another iteration of a classical backboard player had no answers once Zverev stopped donating points.
Novak is a much higher hurdle, he didn’t seem up for his semi but will be at the next Major. And grass and clay are additional hurdles for these hard counters to climb . In any case it seems Pervie pick Medvedev is in an elevator going down. What else is new.