Medvedev reacts to people saying he is next big star after Federer, Nadal

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Medvedev reacts to people saying he is next big star after Federer, Nadal

Daniil Medvedev reacted to people saying he is the next big star once Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic retire. The Russian said: "I have to say it's a compliment to say this, and I'm happy about it because that's my results who make people talk in this way.

After, the most important is going to be continuing these results, this game that I'm showing, because the moment I drop, people forget good things quite fast. So I know that, and I want to work and improve every day."

Asked how important was to head into a match against an opponent who he had never lost to like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Medvedev replied: "Honestly, I don't think it matters that much. Of course it means that I'm not a convenient opponent to him, which is a good thing, but I think really like the head-to-head doesn't mean anything.

It's a new match, new situations. I said this year I had a lot of matches against opponents I don't like, where it could be I remember one against Pouille, I was 4-0 down in the head-to-head, still won the match in Queen's.

So I don't think it matters this much, but I'm happy to keep the momentum going in this head-to-head." Asked what he wrote on the camera after the win, Medvedev added: "33, basically I love soccer, and especially when I was, let's say, from 10 till 16, 18 years old, I didn't miss any soccer match of teams I like, or I like the football, yeah.

I'm a Bayern fan, and I loved Mario Gomez when he was in top shape and he was playing the 33 on Bayern. That's how the number came in, and I like the number."