Boris Becker shares message to Daniil Medvedev after first title on clay in Rome
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Boris Becker shared a congratulatory message to Daniil Medvedev following the Russian's first clay victory at the Rome Masters. Medvedev, 27, defeated Holger Rune in the Rome final 7-5 7-5 to win his first title on clay. Medvedev now has 20 titles and he has also finally made a big breakthrough on his least favorite.
Becker, a former six-time Grand Slam champion, was in attendance for the Medvedev and Rune final in Rome. "Congratulations to the Emperor of Rome," Becker captioned his Instagram Story.
Medvedev receives a congratulatory message from Becker
The fact that Medvedev neither of Medvedev's first 19 titles came on clay was a stunning one.
After winning his first title on clay, Medvedev admitted that he didn't really believe he could one day lift a Masters clay title. "I always want to believe in myself and I always want to win the biggest tournaments in the world.
But at the same time, I didn't think I could win a Masters 1000 on clay in my career because usually I hated it, I hated playing on it. I didn't feel good on it and nothing was working. Before this tournament already in Madrid and Monte-Carlo I wasn't feeling too bad.
I thought, 'OK, let's continue' Then when I came here I felt so good in practice and I told my coach, 'I don't know what is happening but I am feeling amazing, so let's see how it goes' But then you have to play the toughest opponents in the world to try to make it.
I am really happy I managed to do it and to prove to myself and everyone else that I am capable of doing it," Medvedev said after winning Rome. Medvedev is now certainly full of confidence and will be looking to do well at the French Open as well.