Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev was thrilled with the way he performed against Canada's Denis Shapovalov at the Laver Cup. Medvedev, ranked at No. 2 in the world, saw off Wimbledon semifinalist Shapovalov 6-4 6-0 at the Laver Cup on Saturday.
"Honestly, I played unbelievable. Especially in the second set. I didn't know what to expect because after the US Open I didn't play for a week and a half, came here, practiced here as much as I could last three days...
So I didn't hit a bsalls but was surprisingly feeling well. I wanted to show it all also today. First, it wasn't easy, the ball wasn't the fast as I wanted, he was playing really good. And yeah, just couldn't miss a ball anymore," Medvedev said after the win.
Medvedev dominated Shapovalov
Medvedev failed to convert his first break point in the fifth game but broke Shapovalov in the ninth game to take a 5-4 lead. After breaking Shapovalov in the ninth game of the first set, Medvedev also won the following seven games to finish the match on an eight-game run.
It was Medvedev's first Laver Cup match and he claimed victory in style. During his pre-tournament press conference, Medvedev joked it would be good if he wasn't nominated to play doubles at the Laver Cup. "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.