Speaking of his opponent Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal said: "He's 23. He's 23. The year that he's having is just very impressive. He has a great, great future in front. I really believe that, of course, he will be able to win Grand Slams, a couple of them, no? Let's see.
In this life, is impossible to predict the future. But his career looks very, very well." On why he cried, Nadal added: "The emotions have been there watching all the success, all the moments that came to my mind in that moment. Yeah, I tried to hold the emotion, but some moments was impossible."