Reflecting on his journey this season, Daniil Medvedev expressed pride in his resilience despite facing setbacks, emphasizing the challenges he overcame to reach his current standing in the tennis world.
Recalling a difficult phase before the Rotterdam tournament where he struggled to find form during training, Medvedev acknowledged the adversity he encountered. His turnaround came after a tough start against Davidovich in Rotterdam, a match that marked a shift in his performance, leading to subsequent titles and finals.
Expressing contentment with his accomplishments this season, Medvedev acknowledged the evolving landscape of tennis, notably mentioning rising talents like Sinner, Alcaraz, and the perpetual threat posed by Novak Djokovic. Aware of the growing competition, Medvedev emphasized the necessity of continual improvement to maintain a top position in the sport.
In his own words, “I’m still proud of myself because before Rotterdam I dropped out of the top 10. It was hard. In Rotterdam, I was training and I felt terrible… Titles, finals… In general, I am happy with what I achieved this season. I’m going to try to learn from it and try to go for more next season because Sinner, Alcaraz, and Novak are playing better and better. If you want to try to stay at the top, you have to improve non-stop.”
Daniil Medvedev: “I’m still proud of myself because before Rotterdam I dropped out of the top 10. It was hard. In Rotterdam I was training and I felt terrible, I couldn’t put the ball on the court. Then I lost the first set against Davidovich, and after that everything went…
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Medvedev’s determination to learn from his experiences and elevate his game in response to the rising prowess of emerging stars and seasoned champions highlights his commitment to remaining competitive in the dynamic world of professional tennis.
Daniil Medvedev in 2023
At present, during this year Daniil has managed to achieve a composed 66-18 win-loss record. The Russian conquered 5 titles in 2023 in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami and Rome. The Russian was the runner-up in Indian Wells, U.S. Open, Beijing and Vienna.
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