Daniil Medvedev commented on his upcoming semifinal clash against Novak” djokovic> in Cincinnati. The Russian expects a tough match. “Novak is Novak. There is actually nothing to say about him. Just huge respect”, said Medvedev.
Asked if having beaten Djokovic in Monte Carlo can influence the outcome on Saturday, Medvedev replied: “I don’t know. I’m curious. Should ask him, because I think, yeah, I think he probably wants his revenge, wants to show it’s him the No.
1 in the world, which he is. As I say, no matter who I play, it’s going to be a great semifinal.” On how it feels to be a seeded player, Medvedev added: “It’s great. To have bye in Montreal was great because we came Monday during the day, and, like, here, I mean, to play Tuesday or Wednesday after you was in the final is a huge difference.
For example, could see it in Kyrgios who came from Washington, lost to Edmund 4 and 4. I got Edmund the next round with extra day of practice, extra day of rest and won the match kind of easy. As I say, that’s probably the biggest difference when you are top 8, top 10.
That’s why you should be there.” On his big success, Medvedev concluded: “I should say I never really thought I could achieve what I have achieved this year, but I was always working with this thought in my mind that it is possible.
If you would have asked me one year ago, I would say I think it is possible, but will I achieve it in my whole career? I’m not sure. I can say the same for my future goals. Will I achieve them? I’m not sure, but I’m going to work hard to do my best.”