Daniil Medvedev: 'It worked throughout the whole tournament'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 2068
At least for now, Daniil Medvedev has taken the measure of Jannik Sinner. Two of the best tennis players in the world competed for the ATP 500 title in Rotterdam, where the Russian won with partial scores of 5-7, 6-2 and 6-2.
Now the record between the two is a resounding 5-0 in favor of the Russian. “I want to congratulate Jannik and his team, they are doing an amazing job. Very hard workers. You have many more years to win this tournament and many more Grand Slams.
Good luck to you", commented Medvedev on the track. Later, already at a press conference, the winner of a Grand Slam indicated: “The match has been mentally very tough for both of them. Jannik dominated the start of the first set, but we were playing very long points that always ended with some mistake from me.
I felt a little heavy on my legs. At the beginning of the second set I said to myself 'something is not working, he is playing better than me, I need to change details because everything is even' So I started to be more direct with some shots.
I was able to follow that line in the second set and push him mentally until the end of the match." "The feeling is great. It's barely the third tournament of the season and I already have a trophy. Last year I needed like 12 tournaments!
In Adelaide I played well, I lost to Djokovic but we all know who he is. The Australian Open was disappointing. Mentally it's hard to come back when I came out of the Top 10 and lose in the third round of a Grand Slam when you think you can win it, so I'm glad I found my game.
Hopefully I can continue like this in the next tournaments," added Medvedev. For his part, Sinner limited himself to congratulating his executioner:" Very good job on winning your first title of the season.
Medvedev was able to find his feet
Daniil Medvedev is known for his different gestures and unique celebrations after winning matches and tournaments.
"That was pretty funny, but its turned out to be a positive thing," Daniil Medvedev said in his post-match conference, referring to his new celebration. "During the first match, especially after the first set, I was showing him that if I continue like this it's going to be 6-4, 6-4 for the guy because I just lost the first set 6-4," Medvedev expressed.
"And so when I won the first match, I was like, okay, 'continue' worked, and finally it worked throughout the whole tournament."