With his 6-4, 6-0 victory over Denis Shapovalov at the Laver Cup on Saturday night, Daniil Medvedev has now won an incredible 46 of his last 51 matches on hard courts.

He finished 2020 with a 10-match hard-court winning streak, capturing back-to-back titles at the Masters 1000 event in Paris and the ATP Finals in London, and he’s now 36-5 on the surface this year after his one-hour, 15-minute win over Shapovalov.

“I didn’t know what to expect because after the US Open I didn’t play for a week and a half,” he said in his on-court interview. “I came here and practiced as much as I could the last three days, so I didn’t hit as many balls, but I was surprisingly feeling well.”

The 2021 US Open champion's only losses on hard courts over the last 11 months have come against Novak Djokovic (Australian Open final), Dusan Lajovic (first round of Rotterdam), Roberto Bautista Agut (quarterfinals of Miami), Pablo Carreno Busta (quarterfinals of Olympics) and Andrey Rublev (semifinals of Cincinnati).

Medvedev could make it 47 of his last 52 hard-court matches on Sunday as he takes on Diego Schwartzman on the final day of play at the Laver Cup.