Russian tennis superstar Daniil Medvedev has the biggest possible expectations at the Toronto Masters as he has underlined that not winning it all would be a failure. Medvedev, ranked at No. 2 in the world, is the top seed in Toronto since world No.
1 Novak Djokovic is skipping the event. Medvedev has played at the Toronto Masters only once so far in his career. Medvedev made his debut at the Toronto Masters in 2018, when he made the round-of-16 as a qualifier before losing to Alexander Zverev.
“I am the top seed so anything except the final will not be a good result,” Medvedev said, per the ATP website l. “I want to play good tennis. I know when I play good tennis on hard courts, I am hard to beat.
“I am keen to win. I know I am capable of beating a lot of guys on hard and I know I can win big tournaments. At the same time, everybody plays well, everybody can beat everybody. It is unpredictable”.
Medvedev had a big US swing in 2019
In 2019, Medvedev ended runner-up in Washington and at the Montreal Masters before winning his maiden Masters title in Cincinnati.
Medvedev then ended runner-up at the US Open. “It was a special tournament,” Medvedev smiled. “It was my first Masters 1000 final. I came here from Washington and I was pretty exhausted already. I didn’t know what to expect, I just wanted to play good tennis.
It was the best result of my career at the time. It was a special feeling. I like playing in Canada”. Medvedev will be aiming to bounce back in Toronto. After winning it all on the grass courts of Mallorca, Medvedev was hoping to win his maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.
Unfortunately for Medvedev, he fell short in his attempt as he lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon round-of-16. Medvedev has now admitted that he wasn't happy with his Wimbledon result. "Each week, you are going to play strong opponents who will want to beat you as you are No.
2 in the world,” Medvedev said. “I played quite good tennis at Wimbledon, but being top four in the world, even though it was a tough five-set battle against Hubert Hurkacz, to lose in the fourth round at a Grand Slam was not a good result”.