Daniil Medvedev: I played really bad when match resumed

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Daniil Medvedev: I played really bad when match resumed

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev wasn't happy at all with the way he performed against Hubert Hurkacz after the two continued their match on Tuesday. The Wimbledon match between Medvedev and Hurkacz started on Monday but it got suspended due to rain.

On Tuesday, the two continued their match and Hubert won 2-6 7-6 (2) 3-6 6-3 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. When the match resumed, Medvedev was up by two sets to one. “[I] played really bad today,” said Medvedev.

“He definitely played really well. I played probably [my] worst two sets since Rome. I will just continue working… Today my best was really low, but I did my best”.

Hurkacz praised Medvedev

Medvedev made a nice start to the match, having broken Hurkacz twice to win the opener.

After easily losing the first set, Hurkacz started to serve better and he ended up forcing a second set tie-break. In the tie-break, the two players were all tied at 2-2 before Hurkacz won five points in a row to win the set and level the match at one set apiece.

Affter losing the second set tie-break, Medvedev bounced back quickly as he started the third set with a 3-0 lead. Medvedev failed to convert two set points in the eighth game but served out for the third set in the ninth game.

Hurkacz broke Medvedev in the eighth game of the fourth set, before serving out for the set a game later. In the fifth set, Hurkacz broke Medvedev twice to complete a comeback win. “Playing on this unbelievable court, probably the best in the world, with an amazing crowd is really special,” said Hurkacz, in an on-court interview.

“Daniil is an unbelievable player. We battled so hard on No. 2 Court. So to win is incredible… I knew I needed to get off to a strong start today and I think I did a pretty good job”.