Daniil Medvedev not aiming to equal Roger Federer's record

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Daniil Medvedev not aiming to equal Roger Federer's record

Daniil Medvedev has reached the final in every of his last five tournaments played. The Russian was asked if he would like to equal Roger Federer's 17 finals from June 2005 to August 2006. The Swiss was more or less as old as Medvedev back in the day.

The Russian said: "I would definitely be happy to continue my streak but in the next two months there will be very tough tournaments. Even if I will reach many other finals this year, then in January there will be the Australian Open.

It's ridiculous to speak about it. And Federer is a genius who, for the way he is unique, holds notable records." Medvedev lost all the last five five-set matches he played. He believes that this dynamic will have to change.

"I do not think I can win a Grand Slam title if I can't prevail in a five-set meeting. But I already had unforgettable experiences and it's not just about Nadal. For example, this year at the French Open I won against the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, even if I was leading two sets to love and then in the fifth set I just broke him once.

After that match a person approached me and he told me that this match would have made me improve. But the results in the United States can be a consequence of it."