And with the likes of his final opponent Zverev, as well as Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev all making their mark, Medvedev believes it won’t be too long before the sport’s new breed takes over the renowned ‘big three’ of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Speaking about the sport’s ever-changing greats he said: “When there was [Bjorn] Borg and [John] McEnroe, when they were close, finished their careers, everybody was like, ‘tennis is over, we won’t ever have any great players, it’s finished’.
“We did have some. [Pete] Sampras, [Andre] Agassi, they were at the top. [When] Sampras retired, [it was like again people were thinking] ‘Okay, tennis is over.’