Daniil Medvedev said he is not a friend of Stefanos Tsitsipas at all. Speaking to Sport24, the Russian said: "There are many good restaurants in London and I appreciate it. I also went with my wife and team, restaurants are really amazing.
But with Tsitsipas we will never go to a restaurant. Never!" Medvedev also spoke about his parents not getting UK Visa to get to London: "It's a pity but what can we do. They say there is still time, maybe because they think I will reach the semifinals? It would have been easier if I had won today.
Now I have to beat both Rafa and Zverev." Asked if Tsitsipas celebrated in a big way at the end of the match because he had lost the previous five meetings against him, Medvedev replied: "I guess so. But I do think the most important for him was to win his match, his first match just like me in London Finals.
So I think he would celebrate this way against anybody no matter who he beat here, and, yeah, that's the answer." Meanwhile the former world No. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov said: "Medvedev is not the same player we saw six weeks ago!
I hope confidence soon gets back otherwise it will be tough." Russia's tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev said: "Daniil did not feel the ball well in this match, and Tsitsipas played being confident. That's not a failure. Medvedev never played this tournament. But nothing is lost and Zverev can be beaten."