Medvedev: 'Before Coric match I was as nervous as when I had to face Nadal'

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Medvedev: 'Before Coric match I was as nervous as when I had to face Nadal'

In an interview Daniil Medvedev said he was fully motivated heading into the St. Petersburg Open. He won the title defeating Borna Coric in a straight-set final. "If I came here just to play not at my best, for me winning or losing doesn't matter.

Even in the final, I played a difficult opponent but in the end the match turned very easy and I am very happy about it. But before the matches I was as nervous as I was before the US Open final against Rafael Nadal", admitted Medvedev.

"On Saturday it was my eight final of the year, it was great, I won three titles, a Masters 1000 and two ATP 250s, my first title in Russia. For me it's a crazy season but I have to try to keep playing as well as possible."

Asked if playing with the crowd on his side like he did in St. Petersburg plays an important factor, Medvedev replied: "Yeah, it's easier when they support you, especially if they are Russians. It's double nice.

In the beginning of the tournament, I did not even understand how to take energy from it. And I can say in the final I was very confident. There was a packed crowd and I won." He already played 25 tournaments this year.

Asked if he is thinking about reducing his schedule, Medvedev replied: "To be honest, I do not know how many tournaments I will be playing until the rest of the season. But I will take care of myself."