“I do not think I can win as many Grand Slams as Novak Djokovic. I can only say that every Grand Slam I play in, I will fight until the end. And if I manage to win a lot of them, it will be great. That’s what I am working for,” the Russian said.
This year, Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic on two separate occasions. The first one came in quarterfinals of Monte-Carlo and the next one in Cincinnati, where Medvedev went on to clinch his first-ever Masters 1000 title of his career.
Medvedev once stated that “Novak Djokovic plays like a machine and has a powerful attitude when he is at his best,” and the Russian lad has an enormous amount of respect for the Serbian legend.
On Sunday, Daniil Medvedev claimed the title in his home country. He lifted up the trophy at St. Petersburg Open 2019 by defeating the Croatian, Borna Coric.
“After the match, you could see how happy I was. Especially beating Borna, who is an amazing player,” said Medvedev. “I lost three times to him last year in a row. It was an amazing final and an amazing week. Many people didn’t believe in me this week… I came here to win and I did it,” he said.
The 23-year-old young soul of ATP, Medvedev became the first Russian in 15 years to win St. Petersburg title. The earlier one being, Mikhail Youzhny in 2004. In Russia, Daniil Medvedev received 250 ATP Rankings points and $203,410 in prize money. It was the sixth ATP title of his career.