Daniil Medvedev Feels Robert Lewandowski Should Have Won Ballon d’Or Not Lionel Messi, Reveals Andrey Rublev

Published 12/26/2021, 12:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Daniil Medvedev (L) of Russia taps rackets with Andrey Rublev (R) of Russia at center court after winning during their Men’s Singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev has been one of the most impressive youngsters on the Tour. He has been making steady progress in the Men’s game. One of his greatest strengths is the manner in which he executes an offensive approach.

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Recently, Rublev spoke about another sport, football (soccer). Although he does not have much knowledge of it, he was aware of things going on currently in the scenes thanks to the US Open champion, Daniil Medvedev. 

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He overheard fellow colleague Medvedev reflect on the winner of the Ballon d’Or. After hearing out the World No. 2 player, Rublev felt it was Robert Lewandowski who deserved to win but instead it was the Argentine legend Lionel Messi who won the award. 

Andrey Rublev doesn’t follow football 

Speaking on this topic, Rublev stated, “I honestly don’t understand football. But this was the only time I watched the Ballon d’Or ceremony because Daniil Medvedev follows football very much. He just understands football. I asked him everything. I didn’t even know who was nominated. He said that Lewandowski deserved the most this time. And then there was a lot of discussion on the Internet that Robert should have taken the award.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

The Ballon d’Or Ceremony took place in November, where the Argentine bagged the prestigious honor, for the seventh time in his career. Lewandowski, who plays for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, took home the award for the Best Striker.

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 29: Lionel Messi (ARG / PSG) is awarded with his seventh Ballon D’Or award attends the Ballon D’Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet on November 29, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Moving back to tennis, Rublev and Medvedev were part of the Russian squad that won the ATP Cup 2021 at the beginning of the season and ended the year by winning the Davis Cup Finals 2021.

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They will be seen soon again, representing Russia at the ATP Cup 2022. At this point, the Russian team will be considered as the favorites to win the competition. Djokovic will not be representing Serbia and Nadal will not be a part of the Spanish team. 

With all the focus on the Australian Open 2022, it will be interesting to see how things are lined towards the build-up of the first Grand Slam event of the season. We wish all players the very best for the upcoming 2022 season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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