In an interview to Reuters the 2003 US Open winner Andy Roddick commented on Roger Federer's mental recovery following his epic Wimbledon final loss to Novak Djokovic. “I know what he’s feeling", admitted Roddick, who lost a 2009 Wimbledon final against Federer 16-14 in the fifth set.
"It’s a tough road back from such a tough loss. But he’s always been the best at rebounding and kind of brushing it off and getting on to business and we will see if he can do that this time. You can be as disappointed as you want but when you step out into Arthur Ashe Stadium at night with the lights on, New York has its eyes on you, hopefully that stirs up some emotion, some motivations.
Kind of maybe reset. Not really think backwards but kind of look forward to the next two weeks. He's as professional as they have ever come so who am I to tell him what he should be doing? He has 20 slams for a reason”.
Does John McEnroe see Medvedev as a future Grand Slam winner? "Definitely", said the American. "Even if I do not know how he is doing physically. He is very skin and I do not know how he will cope with best of five sets matches.
But his tactics and the way he plays is very strong. I think he is pushing himself more than the other younger guys. There are many other younger players - Frances Tiafoe, Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, who already won a lot for his age. Daniil has a big game, a totally unusual one, hits flat shots, he is tall, can mix up shots, he is so smart."