Why??? I even don't like Medvedev...No, he is currently not the better player. He was though those 2 times when he won in 2019.
You can only say if the better player lost when the stats support it and it is decided in a very edged deciding set.
This match is not a good example for that, because there was no 7-5 or TB in the decider.
Your favoritism towards your countryman just clouds your judgement. Not so uncommon here in MTF, don't worry.