The Russian Tennis Federation chief Shamil Tarpischev spoke highly of Daniil Medvedev following his Shanghai Masters title. Tarpischev said: "What excites me the most is how much effort Daniil put in. He won in Shanghai because he plays in a more interesting way than his opponents.
I wrote him a text message saying he played brilliant. Daniil Medvedev is a real magician of a tennis ball. Now the most important thing is to recover properly. Now Daniil is the best player in the world. Daniil's performance over the last six tournaments show he is the best in the world.
His emotional status is good but I think Medvedev did not completely improve physically. He will achieve more." The Russian coach Andrey Cheskonov said: "After US Open, I said that Medvedev will be the number one in the world if he keeps playing this way.
For me, during the second half of the year, Medvedev was the biggest surprise. He will play his first match at the Kremlin Cup not before Wednesday, so I think he will win even if he plays bad. He showed he is able to recover quickly.
He will be ready." The Kremlin Cup Tournament Director Alexey Selivanenko said: "Another success for Daniil. Of course it's surprising that he played at such a level for so long, which means he found strength in himself.
His gamestyle and body allowed him to perform at the highest level for a long time. You just have to be proud. I do not know if he will be strong enough for the Kremlin Cup. He is the first seed, he has a Bye in the first round and then he will open his campaign against two young Russians. It should be a comfortable one but you have no guarantees in tennis."