Medvedev: "Gay on the Tour? We'll never know unless..."
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 29350
Daniil Medvedev reached to the third round of the US Open without any problems and appeared to the media in the post-match rather serene. The number two in the world is flying and asphalting all his possible opponents, lastly the German Dominik Koepfer, beaten with the result of 6-4 6-1 6-2.
In the next round Medvedev will face the Spaniard Andujar. Here are his words: "I think, for my part, that this was a great match and I am very happy with it. The conditions were slower than usual because we played with the roof closed and it was even more difficult to win.
I had to maintain consistency and I knew how to play the match at a high level from the very beginning of the match. Obviously doing this in the central or in the external fields is different, the external fields are faster.
It's something I noticed when I trained there early in the tournament and I honestly like it."
Medvedev on the vaccine and homosexuality in tennis
In addition to the sport played in this conference, the Russian Medvedev also discussed much deeper issues such as the vaccine issue and above all homosexuality in tennis.
Here are his words: "Vaccine? It is difficult to answer because everyone has their own opinion even if in my case there is no one. At the moment there is no rule that orders this and in the end we follow the rules. In case there is a rule that will force us to do this, well we will adapt to this.
I think that tennis players are not responsible for such important decisions and that is why organizations are needed. In the end we are just workers doing their own work on a tennis court. Homosexuality in tennis? I honestly believe there should be no problem opening up and admitting this.
Are there gays on the Tour? Well, if someone does not come out we will never know, at most this is something that a tennis player's best friend will know and only he knows what he is going through. I think every ATP initiative in defense of this is an excellent thing and can make every tennis player who is experiencing this feel safe."