Daniil Medvedev arrives at the Master 1000 in Miami in the favor of the prediction. But it is the Russian player himself to be aware of his good chances to reach the end of the tournament: “I know that if I play well I have the possibility to lift the trophy”.
His choice in the ATP ranking has pushed him over Rafa Nadal to second place but, at least for the moment, he doesn’t seem to feel too much pressure: “I enjoy the moment, I like to win and I would like to be able to do it in all the matches and tournaments in which I play” reports puntodebreak.com.
This year will be a bit of a special edition of the Miami Open. Restrictions due to the pandemic – and a few too many injuries – has led many players, especially on the men’s circuit, to choose to cancel their participation in the Florida tournament.
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) March 23, 2021
Doubts that have never “touched” Daniil Medvedev: “Everyone has his own reasons for choosing to participate or not. It is true that this season we should have flown to the USA just for this event but I have never thought about not coming.
The prize money will also be reduced: “For me, this is a matter of details, but obviously as a tennis player it’s logical to think that the more money we can earn as prize money, the better”. On that same court, in 2018, the Russian was the protagonist of a heated altercation with Stefanos Tsitsipas: “So many things have changed since that moment, it was really a long time ago. I have matured, both in tennis and in life”.
Besides Daniil Medvedev, there is another of his compatriots who, in 2021, has been able to surprise everyone. He is Aslan Karatsev: “I think only he can explain what is going on. He is playing fantastic tennis and I am very happy for him. I think he’s a great example for everyone who is thinking about quitting or who thinks they can’t get to the heights they dreamed of as kids.”