‘I want to win every tournament’ – confident Daniil Medvedev continues impressive run
Daniil Medvedev eased into US Open quarter-final after a straight sets win against Dan Evans and believes he can beat any player in the world.
The world number two defeated Evans 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in under two hours with a very impressive display. Since Tokyo Olympics, the Russian has won 12 out of 13 matches, with his only defeat coming against compatriot Andrey Rublev at Cincinnati Masters.
“He’s a top player for many years already, so I knew I had to keep my focus from start to finish,” Medvedev said on Evans. “I was serving good. I was trying to change up the game, mix up the game, and I’m really happy that I beat such a tough opponent with that score and with that much energy left.”
“I’m feeling great before the second week (at the US Open). Feeling great with my tennis, my mental, my physical. Just looking forward to it.”
Medvedev reached his maiden Major final at Flushing Meadows in 2019, losing to Rafael Nadal. The Russian is still awaiting his first Grand Slam success after being defeated by Novak Djokovic in 2021 Australian Open final.
“If I play good, I know what I’m capable of. It’s tough to beat me,” Medvedev stated.
“I want to win every tournament I play in, without putting pressure on myself. I know how to win matches, and I know sometimes why I lose them, so that’s just learning and being better for the next time.” He added.
Evans praised the quality of Medvedev, highlighting his serve as a major weapon.
“He’s hitting the ball pretty big, very close to the lines, great serve. I think the serve for me is the thing I think is a bit underrated. He goes through his service games very quickly.” Evans said.
“Everyone knows how well he moves. But I think his serve and how he goes from deep to up the court so quick is another very, yeah, difficult thing to see on television until you play him.”
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