The 2020 US Open is scheduled to begin tomorrow but this year’s edition is a lot different. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no fans at the arena and in addition to that, many top players withdrew. Daniil Medvedev, however, is playing the event and he has just revealed how he is feeling about it.
At the US Open, Russian star Daniil Medvedev is scheduled to play against Federico Delbonis in the first round. Right before this match, he talked about how it feels to be back at the event. He said, “It’s really different… I am sure it would feel another way if there was not COVID-19 in the world. Still, it feels great to be back. Hopefully, I can have a good tournament. Playing on Ashe [stadium court] the first match [in the] night session, even if there are no fans, I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully, I can show some great tennis, maybe make some new memories for myself.”
The Russian already has a great memory in New York as he reached the final last year but he sadly lost there to Rafael Nadal in an absolute thriller. When asked if he still remembers it he said, “Sometimes I do remember it. It was a great match, great fight, [a] great level. Against Rafa, he was on top of his form. I need to also remember this sometimes, just play the same tennis.”
After a memorable run last year, Medvedev went on to talk about how he is approaching the event this year. Even though he obviously wants to win the event, the Russian said that he is taking it match by match. The first one is on the 1st of September and all of his fans are hoping that he will win 6 more after that.