Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev insists he is not bothered by the recent comments Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas made about his game. Last week, Medvedev handed a straight-set defeat to Tsitsipas when they met in the Shanghai Masters semifinal.
Medvedev, 23, now owns a dominant 5-0 head-to-head record against 21-year-old Tsitsipas at the ATP level. After the match, Tsitsipas said of playing against Medvedev: "Well, I don’t mean to be rude at all, actually, at all, but it’s just boring.
It’s boring. It’s so boring that — I don’t know. I hate myself, first of all, for putting myself into that kind of situation where I have to play in his own terms and not on my terms. And that’s kind of, I don’t know, reminding me of my childhood years when I was 12 years old playing inside the court."
On Tuesday, Medvedev announced his withdrawal from Moscow and addressed the comments made by Tsitsipas. Per Maria Nikulashkina of Sport-Express, Medvedev said: "Every player can tell some digs about another. But I'm not taking Tsitsipas seriously anymore.
Especially after his words about (the) Laver Cup celebration. He said they forced him to drink alcohol. It's OK. But he also said: 'Mom, it was disgustingly.' I can show video. Who'll take him seriously after it?"