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‘My real goal is to win the French Open’ insists Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev apparently has loftier French Open ambitions than he has let on before, as he spoke about his attitude ahead of Paris.

Daniil Medvedev has clarified his aims heading into the French Open after mixed messages from the Russian about his approach on clay, especially concerning his results targets.

“I was joking when I said that about “winning at least one match at Roland Garros,” Medvedev told Championat. “It is a joke, of course! If this were really my mindset, I would not even compete.”

The world No. 2 was previously quoted as saying that his targets ahead of the clay season were to “at least win one match [at] each of [Rome, Roland Garros, and Madrid].”

But Medvedev now claims he was not serious with that statement and that his true goals are far higher.

“My real goal is to win the tournament!” He exclaimed in his interview. “To do this, I’ll just focus on each match and try to win each of them.”

As world No. 2, Daniil Medvedev will be in the curious position of being seeded second at the French Open, despite having never won a main draw match at the event and possessing a 0-4 win-loss record there.