Daniil Medvedev, 24, has revealed that he loves to watch highlights from the beginnings of professional tennis as it's interesting to him to see how the game has been developing over the decades. Medvedev, ranked at No. 5 in the world, has set high goals for himself as he wants to win the biggest titles and be one of the most accomplished players from his generation.
The 24-year-old Russian drew lots of attention to his name last year when he made a total of nine finals and achieved a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world. "When I was younger, I didn't really care (about tennis history)," Medvedev told tennis MAGAZINE.
"I think the more matches you win, the more you appear in the winning lists, the more important the history become." Former world No. 1 Rod Laver won a record of 200 titles -- the most in tennis history -- but only 54 of those 200 were listed by the ATP.
The 81-year-old Australian is one of the greatest players the game has ever seen and he has a left huge mark in the history of tennis. Laver was a strong force on all surfaces and that was a major factor in him becoming one of the greatest players ever.
"You see yourself in a larger context. You start to think about how the pros used to be. On which surfaces they played, with which rackets, against which opponents," Medvedev added. "I now find it interesting to watch highlights from the beginnings of professional tennis on YouTube. You can see Rod Laver matches there."
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