The WTA Kremlin Cup Tournament Director Alexei Selivanenko spoke about Daniil Medvedev's deep run in Shanghai. "His wins always come with his game quality. He has been playing in such a clear way since the season started.
Looking at numbers, Medvedev is the most consistent and successful player of the year. Beating Stefanis Tsitsipas is good. He has been delivering his best level since the start of the season. It has been like this for ten months now."
The men's Kremlin Cup Tournament Director Amir Tarpischev spoke about the three main Russian guys - Medvedev, Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev. "They can win the title. They were all country's No. 1 in different times, they have been pushing each other since they were kids and now their rivalry continues.
While on the women's side I do not know. I think Khachanov is slowly improving and he may reach the final. Medvedev too although he looks a bit tired. Bencic and Bertens both want to triumph. We would like Daria Kasatkina to finally go through a good time. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Svetlana Kuznetsova are there too."