Daniil Medvedev was asked what he would have replied if someone had told him a few months ago that he would reach six finals in a row and win three titles. The Russian replied: "I would not believe it. It’s something outrageous that I’ve done in the past few months and I have been working for it.
But it is how it is, I just take it and I hope I’m going to do much more." Medvedev conquered his second consecutive Masters 1000 title after Cincinnati: "This one is also amazing because Shanghai I think is one of the most prestigious Masters [1000 tournaments] on the Tour.
Especially in the past 10 years, there were only three players who managed to win this one, so it’s really special to have my photo in the corridor over the next many years. Everybody is talking that they need new guys, something new, so I gave them something new.
I don’t celebrate my wins. I just stay calm, I do my job. Boom, done." Medvedev believes success did not change him: “I don't think I have changed as a person. As I said, as a tennis player, I maybe started to understand something more about myself, and I'm not really sure what.
As a person, I think I have changed about a year ago, or throughout this year I was changing a little bit, but I don't think that something changed 11 weeks before and that this made the change in my tennis”.