Daniil Medvedev has now lost two consecutive matches, against Jeremy Chardy in Paris and Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals in London. The Russian admitted he is not at his best after a very tough season. "I'm struggling a little bit with finding back my level I had in USA and Shanghai and St.
Petersburg, which is, I should say, I think normal for any sportsman, and that's what is amazing about top 3, big 3 (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic) and Murray before, that even when you kind of look at them and you think, okay, they are not playing as good as they can, they still win these matches.
That's what I'm missing right now, and that's what I'm going to try to work on and still have two matches to come. Hopefully can play them better than today. But as I say, I have to say I'm positive about the way I played today.
Of course I hate to lose, so I'm really disappointed to lose, but hopefully I can make it better in the next two matches." Medvedev said he is dealing with injuries: "There is more problems physically, and actually answering another question, that's why I decided to take a break from Moscow in the end, because I knew that my body needs a rest if I don't want to get injured.
So that was a decision to make. We cannot play 40 tournaments in a year. So it's something more mentally. As I say, I lost the momentum a little bit, but try my best to get it back. I should say I'm quite confident that at one moment I will get it back. The other question is is it going to be this tournament or the next one?"