Daniil Medvedev: 'My wife was a good junior player'


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Daniil Medvedev: 'My wife was a good junior player'

Daniil Medvedev spoke about how his wife Daria helps him to approach matches in a proper way. The Russian player, who got married to Daria last year, said: "She played tennis until 18 years of age herself, and she did not do too bad.

I will not mention her junior rankings but she was on the top 100. Maybe even higher, No. 50 or 60. I am the one who understands tennis. For me, the less emotions I feel, the better is. My entire team knows it. We work well and they know what it's needed to do to spend a good time."

On his goals, Medvedev added: "We definitely have chances to win Davis Cup this year. The team has a big potential. I hope to play for the National team like I do in the tournaments." On how he deals with expectations, Medvedev added: "It's true that the popularity increased, but for me the main thing is to stay trustable to my dear ones.

After all, it will help, when you know that popularity has not changed you." He also revealed a thing happened at last year's Citi Open in Washington: "I trained with Lucas Pouille, something did not work for me that day and I lost 6-0 despite fighting on every point.

She was sitting courtside and she had always told me that I could play better and crack the top ten rankings. And I always replied, How can I do it? It's difficult. And that day I told her: "Where can I go? Top ten? Look at how guys play!

I do not manage to play! She believed in me all the time, she said that I could make it and what I needed to do for it."