Dan Evans on Daniil Medvedev: ‘I hope he’s nowhere near me for the rest of my days’
Dan Evans admitted Daniil Medvedev was just ‘better than him’ after the Brit suffered a US Open humbling.
The pair met in the fourth round on Sunday with Medvedev showing why he is a major contender for the title with a powerful 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win.
It maintains the Russian’s perfect record of not dropping a set yet in the competition, and Evans says he hopes he never has to play Medvedev again such was his brilliance.
“I felt Daniil was very good,” Evans admitted afterwards. “I think he showed why he has his ranking, why he’s challenging in these tournaments to win them.
“In sport, there’s levels, and he was a different level to me today, yeah.
“It looks very unorthodox, but 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.
“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 difficult thing to see on television until you play him.
“You’re looking at the draw hoping he’s nowhere near me for the rest of my days. I mean, I think you’ve just got to take it as it is.
“I got a good, healthy lesson out there and just move on. It’s just a tough match. Some people are better than you, and that’s it really.”
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