In a press conference Daniil Medvedev was asked if he thinks the game is changing as he got close to beat Rafael Nadal in the US Open final. The Russian player replied: "It's tough to say because I don't want to talk by myself about this.
It's better for you guys, the journalists, experts, to talk about these kind of things. I can say that I'm sure all of us, we're fighting our best to try to make this transition. It's really tough because these guys, they are playing good tennis", he said referring to Roger Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
"I don't know what else to say. They are just playing amazing tennis. It's really tough to beat them, even to get a set from them, even every game to win is tough. We're just doing our best job to try to make it happen sometimes."
On his US Open series campaign, where he reached three finals in Washington, Montreal and US Open and won in Cincinnati, Medvedev added: "Amazing experience. My wife always tells me that I have to be happy about myself sometimes, because I'm really self-criticizing.
For example, tonight I'm not happy to lose, but I have to give myself credit for these two weeks. It's been amazing. Before the tournament, my best result was fourth round of a slam. I had some physical problems. Sometimes I didn't play as good as I wanted.
But I managed to be in the final. I managed to give huge fight to one of the best players in the history of our sport. Have to give myself credit. I hope I grew a lot doing these things. But I need to continue and I need to be better."