I want to win Slams. I don't care if Federer, Nadal are there - Medvedev

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I want to win Slams. I don't care if Federer, Nadal are there - Medvedev

The dominance of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slams has not stopped yet. Daniil Medvedev, who lost to the Spaniard in a five-set US Open final, was asked if he thinks it would be important for the younger players to win titles when the Big Three are still active.

"To be honest, I do not care if they play or not. I want to win Grand Slams. If it happens against them, like in the US Open finals, it will be the icing on the cake," said Medvedev, who also shared what he did following his run in New York: "I have not been playing tennis for a week.

Last Sunday it was the final, today I trained for the first time since that final. But I read the news and I watched several tennis videos, so I saw a tennis racket, but I tried to see it as least as possible. My wife and I spent three days in Montenegro.

We came on Wednesday morning and we left on Saturday. And yesterday night (Saturday) I was already here."

On his potential route to the final in St. Petersburg, Medvedev added: "That's a difficult draw, but I hope it can be interesting for the crowd, not just the on-site spectators but also the TV spectators.

The main thing for me is to be doing well. I can handle it. We will see in the first round if I can do it or not."

The tournament director Alexander Medvedev commented on what it means for the event to have both Medvedev and Khachanov in St.

Petersburg: "We have not seen two players from our country cracking the top ten rankings for a long time, playing in the same event. Now we have Daniil Medvedev and also Karen Khachanov, who are playing here despite one went far in the US Open and the other became a father. It shows that our tournament has credibility. So we can keep improving."