Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev is hoping to be back to 100 percent at the Shanghai Masters after skipping this week's China Open in Beijing. The fourth-ranked Russian, who is a enjoying a breakthrough season on the Tour, is set to make his third main draw appearance in Shanghai.
The 23-year-old will be aiming to make his sixth consecutive final and make his first deep run at the Shanghai event. No. 3 seed Medvedev has a first round bye in Shanghai, after which he will be facing either Gilles Simon or a qualifier.
"I think my body is back in shape. I came here quite early in Shanghai to get used to the conditions, to the jet lag and everything. Hopefully I can be 100 percent on my first match," Medvedev said, per the tournament's Twitter account.
Medvedev has been playing great for the past two months as he claimed his maiden Masters title in Cincinnati and also won it all in front of his home fans at the St. Petersburg Open. Also, the Russian ended runner-up at the US Open, Montreal Masters and Citi Open in Washington.
"Even when there are other distractions, to still try to have the main focus on the victory, and that's why I win so much," Medvedev claimed.