World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has underlined that he doesn't feel any pain after his Toronto Masters campaign and he is ready to make a deep run at the Cincinnati Masters. Medvedev enjoyed a strong week at the Toronto Masters, beating Reilly Opelka 6-4 6-3 in the final to lift his fourth Masters title.
Medvedev, 25, is now determined to make a deep run at the Cincinnati Masters. In 2019, Medvedev made it all the way in Cincinnati after beating David Goffin in the final. "I'm still young," Medvedev said. "I don't feel any pain coming out of this tournament.
I will work physically the next few days to try to prepare my body the best way possible, to preserve it also for the US Open. "I'm going to go full power at Cincinnati because it's a Masters 1000. I'm not yet at 12 Grand Slams where I'm going to prepare the US Open to where I have to get to No.
13 to get closer to 20. I need to build the momentum and confidence into the US Open. Cincinnati is different conditions. I would say maybe closer to the US Open than here. Yeah, I just want to play good there and then play good at the US Open."
Opelka gave credit to Medvedev
Medvedev broke Opelka once in the first set and twice in the second set to book a straight-set win. After the match, big-serving Opelka admitted that Medvedev put up a flawless performance.
Opelka was playing in his maiden Masters final. "He [Medvedev] was flawless,” Opelka said. “I had one chance to break early. I don't think that would have changed much because he was in so many of my service games. When I hit some big shots, he countered well and it was very tough to disrupt him at all.