In an interview to The Post the former world No. 1 John McEnroe spoke about Daniil Medvedev's body and mind ahead of the US Open championship clash against Rafael Nadal. The American said: “The only thing I’m worried about [is] physically.
He’s pretty skinny and it’s how he holds up physically. It’s whether that would catch up to him. But now he’s very strong. It’s a breath of fresh air to see a guy who thinks like a chess player."
Toni Nadal said: "I think Rafael was better than Berrettini all the time, he had break points in the first set and he did not convert any of them, because his opponent played them very well although he did not have any break point over three sets.
In the tie-break the Italian was 4-0 up and he seemed to be closer to win the first set. At that time Rafael played at a very good level. I think he got the right feelings back in that match but he, who is pretty critical with himself, told me that he did not have this feeling, but the truth is that in key moments he played very well and he got his level back."