In a recent video published on Tennis Channel's YouTube, the 8 best players in the world who also took part in the ATP Finals were questioned regarding random facts about the other players. During the funny interviews, Andrey Rublev swore when he heard that Daniil Medvedev was the one who played drums when he was a kid.
See Rublev's reaction in the video below:
Medvedev lost against Rublev at ATP Finals
Daniil Medvedev admits he was nervous coming into his ATP Finals opener against Andrey Rublev. Medvedev began his ATP Finals campaign with a 6-7 (7), 6-3, 7-6 (7) defeat to fellow Russian Rublev.
After the match, Medvedev was asked if doing some things differently would have impacted the outcome of the match to be different. "Not really. Just maybe since the court is so fast, serve better in some moments. When I say 'serve better', it's a little bit tricky.
I serve pretty well. If you make an ace on the tiebreak, he doesn't touch it, it's better than like 7-All when he returned it in. If I would go wide, it would be an ace. Well, that's part of tennis. No, just would love to play better tennis at the moment, but didn't feel much confidence before the match.
Again, was good mentally, good attitude. Looking forward to next two matches to try to build the confidence," Medvedev said after the match.
1st time Rublev met Medvedev
In February, World No. 7 Andrey Rublev recalled meeting Daniil Medvedev for the first time after the 25-year-old became No.
1 for the first time in his career. "I can say about Daniil, the first time I met him when I was six years old, it wasn't even an official tournament, just local maybe our coaches or something, they did like a day tournament, something like that, for the players, for the kids.
We were six years old," Rublev recalled, per Reem Abulleil. "I think that time we were playing up to four games. The third set was a tie-break tilč 7. I think we were playing, like, three hours this match because we were playing lobs.
One rally was 10 minutes maybe. You can see that both of us had a spirit, doesn't matter how but don't give up, the tears. One extra ball doesn't matter if it's a lob or if it's too slow."