ATP player: “I would have taken a chance on Rafael Nadal defeating me.”

Tennis star Daniil Medvedev from Russia does not have an easy year in 2022. The Russian has risen to the top thanks to Novak Djokovic‘s issues, but his season has been very challenging and Daniil hasn’t been able to accomplish any level success.

Russian athlete exclusion from Wimbledon was a setback, but he now feels prepared to reenter the sport. Prior to the Los Cabos tournament, where he will attempt to resume his winning ways, Medvedev addressed the microphones of the ATP website.

He said the following things: “Who is first? I will do my best to defend the championship, but it also depends on the other players. Because of this, I believe Rafael Nadal will be ranked first in the world at the conclusion of the year if he wins all the remaining tournaments.

Since it has consistently performed well in North America, I intend to keep it around for a very long time.” The Russian tennis star recently passed the records of well-known countrymen like Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who never spent more than 10 weeks at the top of the rankings, by reaching the eleventh week as the number one player in the world.

The tennis star from Russia discussed his extended absence and said the following. Since the competition in Mallorca, Medvedev had not competed “It’s difficult to say. It varies depending on the situation, but for me right now, winning games is crucial.”

Russian tennis player Medvedev will play Australian tennis player Rinky Hijikata in the second round (the Russian gets a Bye). Without naming his opponent (the first round match was played at night), Medvedev explained about the following opponent: “All rivals can be very difficult, so I can say that the more matches you win, the more confidence you gain, you start to feel your game better and that is what I will try to do in the Los Cabos tournament.”

Cerundolo discusses Nadal

In a recent interview, Francisco Cerundolo remembers entering Center Court at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships in preparation for his match with Rafael Nadal. “I began to feel anxious 30 minutes before the game.

Rafa was strolling [behind me] as I made my way from the dressing room to the court through the internal hallways, and I could hear him sighing in my ear. I sensed the approach of a lion, “said Cerundolo. The 23-year-old is confident that he would have lost in straight sets if he had not taken that action and instead become overwhelmed by the gravity of the situation.

“As we approached the door, I mentally prepared myself and declared, “I’m going in to kill or I’m going to have a very awful day.” Look where I am, I thought as I went onto the grass “said Cerundolo.

“My anxiety vanished as soon as I entered party mode. Without me taking that action, I would have lost 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.”