Daniil Medvedev: 'Rafael Nadal has eaten me in Montreal final'

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Daniil Medvedev: 'Rafael Nadal has eaten me in Montreal final'

Daniil Medvedev recalled his straight-set Montreal final loss to Rafael Nadal. The Russian lost 6-3 6-0 over 70 minutes. Medvedev said: "It was a tough one. His energy was much higher than mine. He kind of, I would say, eaten me on the court because the start was kind of similar.

I had one breakpoint, then he got a break, but I only lost with one break. Then he was only going harder, harder, faster, stronger, and I was only going down. It's great that I have this experience playing him in the final of a Masters.

I know what to expect. I know how to prepare for it." Medvedev will have now played four left handers in this tournament out of seven matches: 'It's really unusual. I think this year before it, I should have played, like, three lefties in all the year.

Now I've played already three this tournament, and maybe fourth one. Just amazing. But of course it helps a lot that I played three lefties before with completely different style, all of them. Kind of getting used to it. If Rafa wins, it's going to help me."

Asked how he would react to the US Open crowd booing him on Sunday final, Medvedev concluded: "I would be surprised, but I would have to take the energy and go again with this energy. As I say, I'm not proud of what I did.

I'm working to never do it again. But also I said it during Cincinnati and Montreal, that things like this happen sometimes with me. I question myself, Why does it happen? I think I got a lot of answers, and I'm trying to not do this again."