Daniil Medvedev after the first victory: "I want to win the title"



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Daniil Medvedev after the first victory: "I want to win the title"

The Russian easily started the attack on the cup in Melbourne Daniil Medvedev became the first candidate to win the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic's absence in Melbourne opened the way for the Muscovite to break through to the top (last year a Serb stopped him on the last step), and this time the second racket in the world began with a convincing triumph over Henri Laaksonen- 3: 0.

The US Open champion did not start the match well (lost service in the first game), nor finished it (he had to play a tie-break in the third set), but he relatively easily defeated the Swiss and sent the message that when there is not a title defender, he wants to go to the end.

Daniil Medvedev reached 14 total victories at the Australian Open after an hour and 56 minutes After the meeting with the 92nd tennis player in the world, he said that he accepts the role of the favorite to win. "I love the pressure.

Last year I started well in Australia, both in the ATP Cup and in Melbourne, since I reached the final." "Tournaments in Australia are important to me. I like to play on hard court. I want to do more than last January, although I know it will not be easy," Daniil Medvedev said.

And the famous Mats Wilander, now in the role of expert consultant at Eurosport, gives Daniil Medvedev the best chance to win the cup, when Novak Djokovic is no more.

Mats Wilander on Daniil Medvedev

Mats Wilander believes that Daniil Medvedev has improved his game and that he is now much more aggressive, also he improved various aspects of the game "He has made a lot of progress.

He used to be defensive, passive, he waited too long for the ball, now he is moving towards it as fast as he can, to hit it hard." Medvedev believes that Rafael Nadal is the main favorite, but of course, no one wants to put the role of favorite on himself.

He obviously wants to take the pressure off "I think he is the best player in the world now that Novak is not here (in Australia, op. Cit.)." Daniil said that it was Rafael Nadal, but for me, Medvedev is the biggest favorite," added Mats Wilander.

Easy victories at the premiere were achieved by Grigor Dimitrov and Jannik Sinner We will see if Daniil Medvedev can make it to the very end. It is obvious that he has the quality and everything he needs and shows that he can do it to the very end