Daniil Medvedev admitted he did not behave well with the US Open crowd as he made fun of them during the first week. "Even after the previous round, what I got I deserved. Usually I'm not like this, as I was in the third round match.
I'm not proud of it. I'm working to be better. Hopefully I can show the bright side of myself", said the Moscow native. On his admiration for Marat Safin, he added: It's a little bit easier for me to talk about Marat because I saw him play live, I mean, on the TV.
I was five, six years old. Or was I seven or eight? I don't remember. He won the Australian Open in the final against Hewitt. 2005, I was nine. I think it was against Hewitt. All Russia were in front of their TV cheering for him, kind of sending him good energy because he was playing an Australian in Australia.
It's not easy. Comparing our games, I think we have totally different style. I heard many comparisons of me to Davydenko a little bit. I think it's closer. I can say that many people, when they were watching Marat when we were young, that's why we threw racquet.
You're watching him and you think it's cool. You think, Okay, I'm going to be like Marat, I'm going to break my racquet right now. I grew up on his tennis. What he did for Russian tennis is just amazing. He will be forever in Russian tennis history, in world tennis history."