Daniil Medvedev reacted to Fabio Fognini saying that the Russian is the worst possible opponent he could have ever faced this week in Shanghai. The Moscow native, who prevailed over the Italian in straight sets, was asked to comment on Fognini's words.
"I don't want to agree or disagree. It's his statement, and it just makes me pleased. But if some top players like Fabio can say this about me, shows that I'm on the good way, I'm playing good, and it's not easy to play against me", said Medvedev.
"Surely, yeah, that's what I tried to show today on the match and it worked out." Asked if he apologized Fognini at the net, Medvedev replied: "I don't think I said sorry. If I did, it was a mistake (smiling).
I don't think I said sorry, but I said him, I actually wanted to say that I was serving probably the best match of the season. I mean, my serve today, I don't know what happened. I was just crushing it. And finally, I said just that it was my best match of the season which maybe is not true.
But that's what I said." On his next match against Tsitsipas, Medvedev concluded: "Stefanos, even though I won all of the matches, they were all really tight. He's improving also every week. He's still so young.
I mean, he has so many -- he has even, let's say, two years of more improving than me, talking about age. So let's see who wins first."