Rafael Nadal praised Daniil Medvedev. Speaking to Movistar, after his five-set US Open final win over the Russian, Nadal, who is currently in Mallorca, was asked if Medvedev is the best player among the young generation. "At the moment yes.
I do not know what happen in the future. He is a world No. 4, he had a summer campaign that could not almost be better. But there are many younger guys. Who will have the ability to evolve and improve the most will have the chance to fight for the most important things in the next six, seven, eight, nine years.
They need to make an extra step", said the 19-time Grand Slam winner. Asked if he was able to read what media and fans wrote about him, Nadal replied: "Not really. I did not re-see the match because I tried to disconnect but as always, I am very grateful to the people who followed me, both athletes and Spanish people.
It's always very emotional to feel that people love and support you. When the body and mind will be there again, I will try to answer all the messages that people sent me, which is not less.