Daniil Medvedev: It was cool to quiet and annoy Spanish crowd by knocking out Spain

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Daniil Medvedev: It was cool to quiet and annoy Spanish crowd by knocking out Spain

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev had the whole stadium in Madrid against him when he was playing Pablo Carreno Busta and he was determined to quiet the crowd. After Feliciano Lopez stunned Andrey Rublev in the opening rubber of the tie, Medvedev had to save the Russian team and he did so as he beat Carreno Busta to force a decisive rubber.

Russia then won the doubles rubber and progressed into the quarterfinal. Medvedev was happy the Spanish crowd was left without someone to cheer for in the rest of the tournament. "It can get in the way sometimes. But this is also an additional motivation.

You understand that if you lose in front of this crowd, which is completely against you, then, firstly, you have lost the match and you are upset, and secondly, you lost to the crowd because they did not support you or behaved correctly.

Solid cons. You win the match and you have also annoyed the crowd. We beat the home team and that means they will not see them in the quarterfinals. I think it's cool," Medvedev said.

Medvedev was 'super happy'

"“Everybody is super happy,” Medvedev said shortly after the win over Spain.

“Because that's how we all are in the team, all five players. I think, if I'm not mistaken, we needed to win just one game to be through. Yet we won a match, and that's all you need to know about us. “We want to win, no matter if it's an exhibition match, a match that doesn't count maybe for the tie, or an important match.

Our goal is to win. I think it's very important for the confidence of the team to win against such team as Spain. Even if they didn't have their best line-up, they are playing at home, and to beat them means a lot." Medvedev is aiming to win his first Davis Cup title.