Medvedev: "War? My opinions only with my family"

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Medvedev: "War? My opinions only with my family"

World number two Daniil Medvedev is one of the favorites to win this second 1000 of the season in Miami also due to the absences of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. During the press conference for the presentation of the tournament, which will see him debut today against Andy Murray, the 26-year-old from Moscow also.

But he also talked about the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, but also about the conditions of the courth he found in Florida. He said: "The surfaces of Indian Wells and Miami are among the slowest on the circuit and this makes everything uniform.

When you face good opponents, it may not be enough to play well, so I have been working very hard these days to do better than in California and made some adjustments with my coach." "I don't mean that the fields are like clay courts, but they are halfway between the usual hard surface and the earth.

I'm not going to share my secrets, but I can assure you that I will make some Indian Wells changes in my tennis." On the possibility of regaining the no.1 position in the world ranking in Miami in the event of the semifinal: "It's not on my mind all the time and I don't go to bed thinking about it, but I know the math.

The only thing that is clear is that if I can play better than I did in California I will have a chance to regain the number one position. I'm giving my best in every training session."

Medvedev: "War? My opinions only with my family"

There are rumors of how Russian athletes would risk not playing Wimbledon if they did not speak out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

More and more people are asking for a clear involvement in this issue from the Russians, as in the case of Medvedev: "I try to go tournament by tournament, each country has its own rules. Now I am here, happy to play tennis, to dedicate myself to what I love most and to promote this sport all over the world.

That's all I'm going to comment on, I have nothing to say about Wimbledon. Everyone knows what is happening, it is impossible to ignore it and people have different points of view. I have always said that I am for peace.

It is very difficult in life to talk about what is right and what is wrong. I have my opinions and I talk about them with my family, with my wife, with whom I can discuss even if we disagree." The Russian will look to improve on what he did last season in Miami when he was knocked out in the quarter-finals in two sets by Bautista Agut.