Former Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko texted Daniil Medvedev to ask him if the court at the ATP Finals was fast but he was left consumed after receiving a reply from the 2021 US Open champion. Medvedev, who ended runner-up at the Paris Masters, complained about the slowness of the courts at Bercy.
Paris Masters tournament director Guy Forget respectfully answered and tried to explain Medvedev that they didn't make any changes to the surfaces compared to previous years. "I texted Medvedev and asked him if the court in Turin was fast.
He replied, 'Super fast, hahaha!' I didn't get if he was joking or not," Davydenko said.
Davydenko on @Eurosport_RU: "I texted Medvedev and asked him if the court in Turin was fast. He replied, 'Super fast, hahaha!' I didn't get if he was joking or not."
😭😭😭 — Oleg S. (@AnnaK_4ever) November 14, 2021
Medvedev hopes to defend his ATP Finals title
Medvedev was low on confidence in late 2020 but finished the season with back-to-back titles at the Paris Masters and ATP Finals.
Medvedev failed to defend his Paris title but he is hoping to at least defend his ATP Finals title. "Tennis is so much about ups and downs, gaining of confidence. Coming into Paris last year I felt completely out of shape, low on confidence and not sure what I could achieve in the last two tournaments of the year.
I found my tennis and confidence to win both of them, and of course I beat Novak [Djokovic], Rafa [Nadal] and Dominic [Thiem] at the [Nitto ATP] Finals. Three really tough match ups," Medvedev said during his pre-tournament interview.
“It was amazing, and that gave me confidence in Australia. After you re-watch [matches] on YouTube, your confidence is back. You think, ‘I’m still able to do it.’ “We had the pandemic when we didn’t play for a long time [in 2020 and] I had some problems with my body.
So coming back was not easy, but these two tournaments last year brought back my confidence. It was enough for all this year, knowing that I could beat the best players in the world”.