Daniil Medvedev: I was laughing a lot when David Goffin called me crazy



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Daniil Medvedev: I was laughing a lot when David Goffin called me crazy

Top-ranked Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev found it funny when Belgian tennis star David Goffin used the word "crazy" to describe the Russian. Earlier this year, the ATP asked some players to describe Medvedev using just one word -- Alexander Zverev called him "spider," Karen Khachanov said "octopus," while Denis Shapovalov used the word "unorthodox."

"When I saw it, I was laughing a lot,” Medvedev told Tennis Majors. “I liked the answer of David Goffin. He thought for a second and he said “crazy”. I liked that”. Medvedev, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No.

4 in the world, has said that he loves to play video games and added that he is a big football fan. "I play a lot of computer games when I’m back home,” Medvedev said. “I take them with me on the on the tour.

So for sure in lockdown, I played a bit. Yeah. Of course, there was no soccer for some time but they were the first to come back. I still try to watch every time even if I’m on the tennis courts or something. I just open it on my phone.

I like football. I play in Fantasy Premier League. So I really like soccer. I like to watch it. I like to follow the news and football players."

Medvedev not enjoying much fantasy success this year

“I don’t play any other of my fellow ATP players, I play against my Russian friends and I should say that the year before I was not bad, I was like maybe in (the top) five hundred, or thousand, I was for sure.

And this year I’m really not good, about one million, even though I feel I’m not doing a bad team. I just have a really bad luck but I think it’s going to come back," Medvedev added. Last year, Medvedev enjoyed an outstanding season as he made a total of nine finals and won it all on four occasions.

"If we look at my career was step by step, I didn’t have any special jumps,” Medvedev said. “Of course, all of these steps were small jumps, but I never had one real like I was, I don’t know, (ranked) 500, got a wildcard, won an ATP (event), no. I was going Futures, Challengers, all the way, semis, going through qualies of ATP's."