In an interview to TASS Rafael Nadal praised Daniil Medvedev reaching the Washington and Montreal finals and winning Cincinnati title. The Spaniard said: "Medvedev was playing impressively in August, also winning his first ATP 1000 title.
In the final that I contested with him, he possibly did not display all his talent, but the next week showed that his previous results were not a coincidence." On Karen Khachanov, Nadal added: "I know Karen very well and believe that the moment will come when he will accomplish great things.
He has already been victorious at important tournaments, has played very important matches. Many people remember the match we played in the last year’s US Open. Undoubtedly, it was one of the best matches of the whole tournament."
Russia's Tennis Federation chief Shamil Tarpischev said: "Medvedev’s win is a huge success. He is doing everything the right way, but the only thing is that it had been the third tournament in a row, where he played in the finals.
This is all very difficult as he had been accumulating huge psychological stress. I believe that he needs taking now a one-week vacation." Meanwhile, Andy Roddick spoke about how the Americans will do in New York: “The raw potential is there.
Frances is super athletic, you can’t teach 6-11 with Reilly, and Fritz’s shots cut through the court. You see tennis skills. They’re all top-20, top-10 prospects. But you have to see how they operate: Are they putting the right thing in their body? Will they treat this as a profession or hobby? I do think there’s a group of them and we’re not pointing a finger at just one of them with that burden.’’