On Wednesday in Moscow Daniil Medvedev got the badge and certificate as 'Honoured Russian Sports Master' The event was also attended by the Russia's Tennis Federation chief Shamil Tarpischev. The world No. 4, who is coming from his triumph in Shanghai, said: "I am very happy for receiving such a recognition.
It's a big honor for me because it shows the results I got lately are really crazy. It's very disappointing that because of the packed calendar and fatigue, I had to withdraw from the Kremlin Cup where I had played for five consecutive years.
But after the tournament in Shanghai I am not mentally and physically ready to perform at 100 percent in Moscow. As a high level athlete I want to go on court knowing I can show my best game. Now I am preparing for the next tournaments which are very important like Vienna, Paris, London and of course the Davis Cup finals."
Speaking to Sport24 Medvedev revealed what he would have been if he was not a football player. He is very good at FIFA, a football game. "I did not play the 2020 one yet and as for the '19, I played less. But if I did not become a tennis player, I would be a e-sportsman.
I would really give a shot at it." Asked if Marat Safin gives him advices, Medvedev concluded: "To be honest, a lot. But every player has his team, coach. I just keep taking notes", admitted the 23-year-old who is taking a short rest.