In an interview to AFP Daniil Medvedev spoke about the many messages he has been getting from fans after his new success in Shanghai. The world No. 4 said: "I do feel there's a lot of support coming from Russia. it's huge and it's great.
A lot of support coming from social media (and) support from my friends, because most of my friends are still Russian guys. We have a great competition between us three guys and we really push each other." On Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Medvedev recognized the new generation still needs to work hard to prevail over them: "These guys are just from another planet, we have to admit it, they are really strong and we are trying our best to beat them."
Medvedev concluded: "I just can continue to work hard, to improve every day and to try my best to be at the top of the tennis world. If it works out, I will be extremely happy, if it doesn't, I know I did my best."