Damir Dzumhur reflected on his earliest memories regarding Roger Federer. The Bosnian player said: "I remember when I played a tournament, was it under-12 or under-10? I watched him playing semis I think Wimbledon with Roddick.
That was the first time I was cheering for him. Since then he's my idol. So I remember him since I was ten or eleven." Dzumhur also spoke in an interview to the Kremlin Cup about how it feels to play in Russia where he won 2017 St.
Petersburg and Moscow titles: "Yes, it's always special to come to both Russian tournaments, I always feel nice and always play good. And hopefully I will continue to play good this week again." On his physical status, Dzumhur added: "It’s good.
Last few months I feel really better. You know, the injuries made my ranking drop. Two weeks I was out of top-100. But I came back fast. My game is at the good level now. Results… I am still waiting for the results. It can come any week.
If you play good constantly at some point you will see the result. It’s all about small differences in the game. Right now I’m at that point when I’m playing good and waiting for the good results. I feel really good in Moscow again. May be this week will be the turning point."