Remarkable statistics confirm Daniil Medvedev is the new king of hard courts

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev after US Open final

He may only have just won his first major title at the US Open, but Daniil Medvedev can now be hailed as the new king of hard courts.

Medvedev secured a comfortable three-set win against world No.1 Novak Djokovic to claim the title at Flushing Meadows earlier this month, securing his first Grand Slam in his fourth final.

Yet the statistics confirm that the Russian has been the shining light of hard court tennis since 2018, as he is in a league of his own when it comes to match wins.

Medvedev has won 147 matches on hard courts around the world, with Djokovic his nearest rival as he has claimed 115 match wins.

Alexander Zverev is a further two wins behind on 113, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal nowhere to be seen in this elite list.

The Russian has won 11 of his 12 tour-level titles on hard courts, with the other coming on grass earlier this year in Mallorca and he believes he is the man to beat on the surface that saw him claim US Open glory.

“I know that when I play good hard court tennis, I am hard to beat,” says Medvedev, who will now be targetting a strong end to the year on the indoor hard court circuit.