One of the best performers of the 2019 season – Daniil Medvedev is ranked No.5 in the world presently and though he made a rather early exit at the Australian Open this year (Second Round), the Russian is still happy about his start to the season.
Asked about his year so far, he told TennisTV: “I think I have played some good tennis. I lost two really strong matches I would say, and of course I always want to win and always show better results, but I am just trying to do my thing, stay in there and spend hours on the practice court”.
“Try to show the best I can in the tournament and during match, of course I want something better all the time, but if we talk about my tennis and the wins I had, they were quite good”. Medvedev is set to return to action at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Championships this week and admitted that it is sometimes hard to stay motivated, especially when you are just training.
To be honest there are a lot of days like this, really a lot,” he said. “It’s our job, it’s not for fun, it’s our job and for me the best motivation that has always pushed me, no matter what ranking I had, was to [be] better, I wanted to win more tournaments whether it was ATP Challengers before and now ATPs, Grand Slams,” he added.
He ended by saying, “If I allow myself some days to text my coach and say, ‘I don’t want to practice today, can we practice tomorrow?’ I can do that, tennis is an individual sport, but I just know that it’s not going to make a good impact on my results and that’s what I’m here for and that’s why I push myself”.