2023 By The Numbers

  • 66-18: Overall win-loss record
  • 14-4: Grand Slam win-loss record (AO 3R, RG 1R, W SF, USO F)
  • 5: Titles (Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami, Rome)
  • 4: Runner-ups (Indian Wells, US Open, Beijing, Vienna)
  • 24-1: Record between Australian Open and Monte Carlo (essentially a two-month span), yielding four titles
  • 23: Voting points in ATP Player of the Year Countdown (See "The Voters' Thoughts" below for more.)


Tracy's Take

Daniil Medvedev is so authentic when he speaks—candid, humorous, insightful. All that wisdom helps him compete superbly.

Following the Australian Open, Medvedev fell outside the Top 10 for the first time since 2019. While Daniil felt discouraged, he also knew that in tennis, results can turn around quickly. They sure did for him. Over the next four months, Medvedev won five tournaments—including his first clay-court title, at a Masters event in Rome. He also reached the semis at Wimbledon and played one of the best matches of his career to beat Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open.

This year at Flushing Meadows, I had the chance to sit in the front row and watch Daniil’s unorthodox strokes up close. The flight path of his ball is amazing. Like a laser, it comes at his opponents quick, hard and low. It was terrific to see Medvedev get back in the thick of things this year.—Tracy Austin, Hall of Famer and former No. 1


The Voters' Thoughts

👉 Ten voters from the editorial team each selected five players for our 2023 ATP Player of the Year vote. Each voters' first-place selection was worth 5 points, second-place vote 4 points, and so forth. Selected commentary from voters will be included in each 2023 ATP Player of the Year write-up.

The ATP’s favorite contrarian is back inside the Top 3, and the tour is better for it. After a wobbly 2022, Medvedev has righted the ship.—Stephanie Livaudais

If there was an index measuring results plus entertainment factor, the cranky, comical, quasi-villainous US Open finalist and Miami champ would come out on top.—Megan Fernandez

He doesn’t have a Slam to show for it, but Medvedev was the master of best-of-three, winning five titles, including a Masters 1000 on clay.—Steve Tignor

Took some jolts in 2022 and rebounded strongly with five titles and run to US Open final.—Joel Drucker

From appearing poised to endure a forgettable season, the former No. 1 reasserted himself among the game’s best with a phenomenal spring—while making use of his razor-sharp wit to deliver some of the best quotes of the year.—David Kane