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Daniil Medvedev bemoans the “poor” balls being used this year on hard courts.
Daniil Medvedev, a former world number one, says he has a problem with the kind of balls used on hard courts starting in the 2023 season. For his second championship of the year, Medvedev overcame Andy Murray in the Doha final on Saturday, 6-4, 6-4.
Medvedev appeared to advise reporters to question other players during his post-match press conference on the sort of balls they think should be used on hard courts in 2023. However, Medvedev said he would only speak more if additional players came up and voiced their complaints about the balls.
“Now that the competition has concluded, I can say this. These balls are not appropriate for hard courts, in my opinion. This year, something was altered. I’ve heard that athletes are experiencing shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain. I spoke with the manager briefly, but the point is, I’m curious what the other players think.
You won’t be approaching every other player in the locker room to inquire about the balls, you know. In Australia, I experienced wrist pain. So maybe if people start bringing it up, I’ll be the only one complaining about the balls at that point, and that’s just my issue.
FirstSportz quotes Medvedev as saying, “If there are going to be 15 players who come out and say, Yeah, I feel the same, then it’s a problem of the balls.
In Australia, Medvedev fared poorly but improved in February.
After reaching the Adelaide semifinals, Medvedev unexpectedly lost to Sebastian Korda in the third round of the Australian Open.
After being eliminated from the Australian Open, Medvedev disclosed that he was worried by a wrist problem. Medvedev returned to action two weeks ago in Rotterdam after taking some time to relax and recover. He made it all the way.
Later, in Doha, Medvedev gave it his all to win back-to-back championships in February. Medvedev will now take part in an ATP 500 competition in Dubai. Medvedev will face Matteo Arnaldi in the opening round of the Dubai tournament.