Daniil Medvedev's parents have not been able to get to London because they did not get visas. That's what the player's father Sergey told Eurosport. Medvedev is making his debut at the ATP Finals in London facing the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
"When I and my wife were in a tournament in Paris these days we asked for a visa in the visa centers in Paris since we live in France. It should have been completed within October 28, nine work days went on and still nothing", he said.
They had already paid both hotel and air flight tickets. "We are losing money, we are spending mental and physical energies and we cannot support our son in such an important tournament." The former world No. 5 Anna Chakvetadze spoke about Medvedev facing Tsitsipas in the opening round-robin match: "There could not be a better first match.
He always beats Tsitsipas, who said his game is boring. The most dangerous opponent in the group's stage is Rafael Nadal who is coming from an injury. It's difficult to guess how he will be doing although his coach said Nadal will be ready.
But Medvedev has more chances to beat Nadal indoor than on any other surface." The Russian tennis federation chief Shamil Tarpischev said: "Making predictions for this tournament is useless. All the matches will be balanced, the chances of everyone are more or less the same. For Medvedev that's the first ATP Finals appearance, he is ready for this tournament."