Daniil Medvedev: Crazy that I'm oldest player on Team Europe



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Daniil Medvedev: Crazy that I'm oldest player on Team Europe

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev finds it "crazy" that he is the oldest player on Team Europe at the Laver Cup. Medvedev, 25, is two months older than 25-year-old Team Europe teammate Matteo Berrettini. Team Europe also features Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud.

"I just thought about it but I might be the oldest in the team. I don't know Matteo's birthday. That's crazy that I'm the oldest in the team, just unbelievable. I think that's great because if we talk about the Laver Cup we can be there for next 10 years if we remain the same ranking.

This competition is about to win for the continent. Right now it's 3-0 for Team Europe, we want to make it 4-0. If I'm going to play it again, no matter how many times, I will always want Team Europe to win, hopefully it's going to be 30-0 even if it's probably impossible," Medvedev said.

Medvedev dominated Denis Shapovalov

in his first-ever Laver Cup match, Medvedev destroyed Shapovalov 6-4 6-0. Shapovalov saved a break point in the fifth game as the two players were all tied at four games apiece after the opening eight games of the match.

Medvedev then earned four consecutive breaks and won eight consecutive games to book a straight-set win. "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.