In an interview with Eurosport Russia, Daniil Medvedev spoke about Stefanos Tsitsipas saying the US Open finalist has a boring game after their Shanghai Masters semifinals match. The Greek lost five times over five matches played against the Moscow native.
Speaking ahead of their ATP Finals match, Medvedev had some strong words. "I would not say I have a special relationship with him, but I have to be honest: after his interview in Shanghai, I told myself that I will probably not forgive him, I will remember it all when I will speak.
If he believes he is able to tell these things, then I will hurt him. If it's thrashtock, it will be thrashtock. Sascha Zverev may think that my game is boring too but he went to reporters and said, Daniil is a very good player and got very good results.
I may have offended Stefanos with something, I do not understand what. Tsitsipas and I are not enemies, far from friends, we are working partners. But I will probably say now that we are enemies." Meanwhile, former Wimbledon semifinalist Tim Henman praised Novak Djokovic's win over Matteo Berrettini: "He just put on an absolute clinic.
Berrettini should not dwell on that too much. He was aggressive and served well but Djokovic was in a different league. The beauty of the round-robin is that Berrettini can still go through so I wouldn’t want him to pay too much attention to it.
But certainly, Djokovic has laid down the gauntlet not only to Roger Federer in his group but Rafael Nadal as well in the other group. It was mighty impressive. When you see Novak play like that you think he’s going to be very tough to beat (in the tournament). It’s the perfect start for him and he’ll be delighted."