Daniil Medvedev speaks on facing Jannik Sinner, aims to build new winning streak

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Daniil Medvedev speaks on facing Jannik Sinner, aims to build new winning streak

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev insisted that Egor Gerasimov wasn't an easy player to play against and he didn't take him lightly. Medvedev, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world, handed a 6-2 6-4 loss to world No.

76 Gerasimov in the Marseille round-of-16. "I think Egor is always a good player on indoor hard courts. I actually think it was not his best match, especially at the beginning of the first set. He was doing some mistakes, I took advantage of it, so that's what I have to do," Medvedev said in his on-court interview.

"I have to focus on myself. I feel like I was playing well." Medvedev plays next against rising Italian star Jannik Sinner and he insists it won't be an easy challenge. "He's a really strong player, so it's going to be an interesting match," Medvedev said.

"That's a tough draw. I could definitely have an easier draw with playing Egor straight away and Jannik in the quarters. But it's also good to play if you're actually ready to win the tournament or not."

Medvedev aims a new winning streak

After winning 20 matches in a row, Medvedev lost the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic and then suffered a shock loss to Dusan Lajovic in his Rotterdam opener. "It's time to build a new streak, a new dynamic.

That's why tennis is sometimes good and sometimes bad. When you lose first round, you have next week to try to win the tournament. But when you win a lot of matches in a row, you can lose a few first rounds and then you are feeling like you're playing very bad," Medvedev said.

"You always have to remember good moments. I know that I can play good indoors, for sure. It was a really good match today, so looking forward to tomorrow."