Daniel Medvedev played the Vienna Tournament on the brink of perfection. The Russian took the trophy after the surprise withdrawal from the semifinal in Astana against Novak Djokovic. Only one set lost all week, right in the final against Denis Shapovalov: East stumbling block did not stop him on his way to final victory.
Daniil Medvedev’s banana-shot in the Vienna final
The first tournament won by his father, the Russian number one put on a show on the indoor hard court in Vienna with several shots.
ATP Vienna: Daniil Medvedev landed an excellent banana shot against Shapovalov
In the decisive third set, at 3-1, the Russian invents a stupendous banana shot: Shapovalov’s surgical forehand doesn’t scare the former world number one (and his fitness), who comes running to close the point in a great way.
The banana drink to end all banana drinks 🤯@DaniilMedwed is IN THE ZONE in Vienna! #ErsteBankOpen pic.twitter.com/iaIau1kagy – Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 30, 2022