It wasn’t according to our prediction, but we knew it would be a tough match for Fils. Medjedovic wins the Next Gen Finals 2023.
The Next Gen Finals 2023 is over and has Hamad Medjedovic displaying aggressive tennis and formidable talent by defeating Arthur Fils 3-4(6), 4-1, 4-2, 3-4(9), 4-1 after a bit more than two hours. The key stat to his victory was his impressive first serve percentage, which was 88%, meaning 61/69 points on the fast indoor courts at the King Abdullah Sport City.
“I can’t believe I have won this title, but it’s going to give me a lot of confidence for 2024,”Medjedovic said. “Arthur is an amazing player; he’s Top 40 for a reason, so I’m really happy.”
“It was tough after the first set. I changed my clothes and recovered and started to play good again. I didn’t play good when I had match points in the fourth set. I wasn’t relaxed, I was very stiff. Thank God I recovered and I was just trying to stay relaxed as much as I could and I managed to do it in the end.”Hamad Medjedovic
What is next for Medjedovic?
2023 was Medjedovic’s breakthrough year and he capped it off in the best way possible by winning the Next Gen Finals. What does this mean for 2024? As he said above, it will give him plenty of confidence to start the season well. With his big first serve and power tennis, he will surely feel confident during the Australian swing and the rest of the hard court season. Maybe grass could be an interesting surface for Medjedovic as well.
It will be interesting to follow his progress and if he can keep up the momentum he is sure to take a nice big step up the ATP rankings.
Hamad Medjedovic’s racquet
Hamad Medjedovic’s racquet is a Babolat Pure Strike 98 16/19, which he likely strings with Babolat RPM Blast strings. We don’t know if he customizes his racquet in any way, so if you are familiar with his exact specifications, feel free to reach out in the comments or via our Facebook or Instagram page.
Read this post if you are curious about the other racquets of the Next Gen Finalists in 2023.