Daniil Medvedev is one of the main favorites at the Paris-Bercy ATP Masters 1000. Many are waiting for a rematch in the final compared to the US Open final against the world number one Novak Djokovic but the Russian had to do much more to get the better of the German Alexander Zverev, in the most anticipated semifinal of the day.
In this week the number two seed did not appear very continuous and suffered many breaks and paradoxical situations. Even against Gaston in the Quarters he appeared uncertain and seemed ‘distant relative’ of the athlete who dominated in New York.
In the press conference Medvedev criticized the court and he talked about many issues after the success of the French tennis player: “I think the balls have changed compared to last year and I don’t know why, also if you see the matches and the way they are played. it’s all very slow for indoor hard-court.
We already have the clay which is slow, I don’t understand why these fields are very slow too, I don’t see the reason why they have to change and invent these new things, even changing balls.
The race for number one and Gaston
This is the reason why I have often not kept the service and with the second you go into difficulty. Djokovic himself in the last match, we are talking about a great serving, he had serious problems.”
During the interview, the Russian champion then talked about the possibility of reaching number one in the ranking at the end of the year. Daniil said: “Honestly I never thought about it, maybe winning Indian Wells I had some chance, but now it never crossed my mind. We all know Nole and we know how far he can go, my goal here is just to win. the games.
Gaston? He is known for his dropshots and how he moves, he hits the ball well, especially in difficult times. He is unpredictable and I say that if he continues like this he can go a long way.”
We recall that Medvedev won his first Slam title this season at the US Open, by beating Novak Djokovic in the final.