This year 2022 is not an easy year for Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev. Thanks to Novak Djokovic’s problems, the Russian has become number one, but his season has been very difficult and Daniil hasn’t managed to get a level win.
Being eliminated from Wimbledon as a Russian athlete was a blow, but now he feels ready to bounce back. Medvedev addressed the microphones on the ATP website ahead of the Los Cabos tournament, a tournament where he will be looking to return to success.
These are his statements: “Number one? Of course I’ll try to do what I can but it also depends on the others, I’m aware that to defend the title I would have to win all the remaining tournaments, so I think by the end of the year Rafael Nadal will be number one be of the world.
In the meantime, I’ll try to keep it for a long time, it’s always done well in North America and I want to continue like this.” The Russian tennis player reached the eleventh week as the world number one in the last few days, beating the records of famous ones Compatriots like Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who never spent 10 weeks at the top of the rankings.
The Russian tennis player spoke about his long absence and made the following statements. Medvedev hadn’t played since the Mallorca tournament and said: “It’s hard to say. It’s always different, but winning games is definitely important for me now.”
In the second round (the Russian has a bye), Medvedev meets Australian tennis player Rinky Hijikata. About the next opponent, without mentioning him (the first round match was played at night), Medvedev clarified: “All rivals can be very difficult, so I can say that the more games you win, the more confidence you feel Your game better and I’ll try that at the Los Cabos tournament.”
Cerundolo comments on Nadal
In a recent interview, Francisco Cerundolo recalled walking onto Center Court at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships ahead of his clash with Rafael Nadal. “Half an hour before the game I got nervous.
And as I walked from the dressing room to court and walked through the interior corridors, I felt like Rafa was leaving [behind me]that he sighed in my ear. I felt like a lion was coming,” said Cerundolo. Had he not done so and been overwhelmed by the enormity of the situation, the 23-year-old is certain he would have been decimated in straight sets.
“We were a few feet from the entrance, I got ready and said, ‘I’m going in to kill or I’m going to have a very bad time’. As I stepped onto the grass, I thought, ‘Look where am I,'” said Cerundolo.
“I went into party mode and my nerves are gone. When I [hadn’t done] then I would have lost 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.”