Daniil Medvedev will inspire the other younger players, says McEnroe


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Daniil Medvedev will inspire the other younger players, says McEnroe

In an interview, the seven-time Grand Slam winner John McEnroe commented on the US Open, especially the women's and men's finals. The American former player said: "I was lucky enough to be part of five U.S. Open finals.

And that may have been one of the loudest, if not the loudest, when this, you know, Medvedev, this Russian guy, came back and took it to a fifth set so it inspires the players, obviously. "It’s absolutely incredible we need a shot in the arm for our sport.

We — the women are doing well but, you know, the men - thank you. I do have four daughters and two boys so I — you know, how much it means now that the playing field is more level in women’s game in our sport than any other sport you know, you talked about — I’ve heard that soccer joke … Basketball.

There’s no football. You know, they’re getting paid 1/20, 1/50 what the men do in tennis, exactly the same. Equal prize money”. Yevgeny Donskoy spoke about the Russian player's success. "Rublev started playing perfectly.

I have been knowing him for a long time and well. I always see his results but at the same time he has doubts. Now he is very fit and self-confident. And everyone can expect a lot from him. I tell it not to joke, but this year he has not shown his full potential.

I thought at the US Open he would have gone as far as Grigor Dimitrov did. So our country is unbelievable, there are so many good guys. We can win the title with guys like Daniil, Rublev and Karen. I think they seem ready for those results. We will play it at our best."