Daniil Medvedev was asked in a press conference what his favorite nickname is. The Russian said: "They basically call me a beast or machine. I remember in Cincinnati, I and my coach left the locker room after the match, Nick Kyrgios turns to my coach and says: 'The machine? Is he sleeping?' He replied: 'I recharge him at night, he doesn't sleep'"
On Kyrgios creating controversies, Medvedev added: "Nick is a good guy in life. On the court, he sometimes cuts the limit and that's not good." On his next match against Andrey Rublev, Medvedev said: "It's very interesting for the crowd when two Russian guys play in Russia.
It's always difficult to face him. I will prepare to deliver good tennis."
I will always answer this question in the same way: I hope I will be solid mentally in as many matches as possible. There may be matches where I may break rackets or do something else. We will have to work on it." He finally praised St.
Petersburg: "There is not anyone who comes to a tournament and says he doesn't like the city or the tournament. Everyone is coming back here. Everyone, especially the Russians, says it's a very high-level tournament and it deserves a higher category than ATP 250, both in terms of organization and hotel, and the city is very nice.
It's difficult to find words, here everything is very nice, starting from the hotel, and then the tournament site."