World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev is excited about making his debut at the Laver Cup. Medvedev, 25, watched the Laver Cup on TV but acknowledged that participating in it it will be a completely different feeling. Team Europe has six players ranked inside the top-10 and Medvedev is the highest-ranked player.
"I'm really excited to represent Team Europe. My first experience so I don't know what to expect. I know the format, just want to bring the most points possible for my team in singles because I don't think I'm playing doubles...
I'm not really good. I want to see how it is, it is not the same on TV or when you are playing. So just looking forward for my first match and for the first match of Casper also too see how it is on the bench, what's the energy," Medvedev said.
Medvedev doubts he will overtake Novak Djokovic in 2021
Medvedev has a chance ot surpassing Djokovic at No. 1 in the world but he believes it will be almost impossible to make it past the Serb in 2021. "Honestly, it seems almost impossible to me,” Medvedev explained “I have to defend my titles, [in Paris] and at the [ATP Finals].
[Djokovic] doesn’t have a lot of points to defend, I think," Medvedev said. Medvedev is focused on the Masters events in Indian Wells and Paris, as well as the Nitto ATP Finals. "What remains [of the calendar]?'" Medvedev added.
“Indian Wells, [Paris], Turin (ATP Finals) and Vienna. “Vienna, I will not play, because it is the week of St. Petersburg. I don’t think I’ll go to St Petersburg either but if I play somewhere that week it will be [there].
“So there are Indian Wells, Paris and Turin left. If I win all three I might be in the game, but it’s still a huge challenge."