Daniil Medvedev: 'When I faced Novak Djokovic in 2017 crowd was against me'

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Daniil Medvedev: 'When I faced Novak Djokovic in 2017 crowd was against me'

Daniil Medvedev said that the US Open third round match against Feliciano Lopez was not the first time that he played with the crowd being against him. The Russian also pointed out his four-set match loss to Novak Djokovic in 2017 Davis Cup at Nis, Serbia.

"It was my debut in Davis Cup and the whole stadium were supporting my opponent. A ten of people of my team and some other fans were cheering on me. At the time it was my best match ever. And I took energy from the crowd regarldess of who they were supporting", said the world No.

4. Asked if this experience helped him at the US Open, Medvedev replied: "Of course. I was aware that I was not behaving. But in the same time I was just trying to win and I was trying to take energy from my fan." Speaking about people complaining that he doesn't have a good volleying game, Medvedev commented: "That was true until the American swing.

Then I do not know how, I suddenly started playing much better at the net and the St. Petersburg Open showed it. Mistakes happen but not as much as before. One year ago I had to work more on the volleys than other things but now it's no longer like this."

Medvedev recently switched his management company from WME-IMG to Endeavour, and his agent is Loick Martin. He will probably renew his contract with the French brand Lacoste later this year. According to Forbes, he may earn up to $10 to 20 million a year in the next future.