“Its Time to Build a New Streak”: Daniil Medvedev Warns Jannik Sinner Ahead of Clash at ATP Marseille

Published 03/12/2021, 10:50 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 19, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev during his semi final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Russian professional, Daniil Medvedev, has moved on from his nightmarish exit from the Rotterdam Open 2021. He is now in the quarterfinals of the ATP Marseille Open 2021, where he will face Italian teenager Jannik Sinner.

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Previously, the 25-year-old had hoped to become World No. 2 and break the big four’s position-hold of 16 years. But his unexpected opening-round defeat against Serbian Dusan Lajovic in the Netherlands put his dreams on hold.

Now, the reigning Australian Open finalist has a chance to complete his unfinished business in the Open 13 tournament in France. Subsequently, in his on-court interview after his recent victory, the Russian opened up on his plans ahead.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in action during his final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

“It’s time to build a new streak, a new dynamic. That’s why tennis is sometimes good and sometimes bad. When you lose first round, you have next week to try to win the tournament,” the Russian said.

Moreover, the two-time runner-up at Grand Slam finals, Medvedev, talked about winning and losing in the sport.

“But when you win a lot of matches in a row, you can lose a few first rounds, and then you are feeling like you’re playing very bad. You always have to remember good moments. I know that I can play good indoors, for sure,” Daniil said.

To sum up, the Russian acclaimed Egor Gerasimov, his round of 16 opponent, based on his talent. Following that, Medvedev opened up on the prospects of his next opponent, Jannik Sinner.

He said, “He (Sinner) is a really strong player, so it’s going to be an interesting match. That’s a tough draw, but it’s also good to play if you’re actually ready to win the tournament or not.” Watch Day 4 highlights in Marseille below.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in action during his final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. Crowds are at a reduced capacity for this year’s event following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

The top seed, Daniil, will battle the Italian teenage sensation to reach his first final in the Open 13 tournament. In their last encounter, the Russian defeated the young gun in three entertaining sets.

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However, it is still early to speculate who might win the title this year. Daniil’s biggest threat will be the defending champion and second seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Most importantly, on the coming Monday, Medvedev will dethrone Rafael Nadal from the No. 2 in ATP Rankings. Hopefully, he will keep breaking barriers throughout the season.

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