“My motto is that the future is wonderful. I hope I can play better at the Australian Open this year” – Daniil Medvedev

“My motto is that the future is wonderful.  I hope I can play better at the Australian Open this year” – Daniil Medvedev

Russian Daniel Medvedev assessed his form before the start of the Australian Open.

The main draw matches will take place from January 14 to 28.

“I always wondered if I wanted to have a short pre-season and warm-up tournament. But that’s exactly what I did every time, and it worked well. This year I thought I should do things differently and see what happens. Let’s see.

— Don’t these changes seem risky to you?

“In my opinion, everything seems risky, especially when you’re doing it for the first time. » I have practically never played the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, without a preparatory tournament. Usually the first game of the season is a bit difficult. I remember last year my first match was against Sonego, and after one set he started cramping. It was a bit unexpected.

There is always a risk. But if I hadn’t taken this step, until I was 35, I would never have celebrated the New Year at home. So I decided it was worth a try this year. Finished late [прошлый сезон], for the first time, probably in four years, I took a vacation at that time. If I came here for a warm-up tournament, I would have two weeks of pre-season preparation. And then I would have to play non-stop.

— Last year, at this time, you clearly weren’t in better shape. Then, in the blink of an eye, everything changed and you had an incredible season. Looking back, do you understand what it was like?

– Yes, I was asked this question literally five minutes ago. What did I learn from the last Australian Open? At first I thought, “I don’t know, almost nothing. »

I think I learned that the future will be bright no matter what. I remember sitting in the press conference room last year. After the defeat, it was psychologically ugly. I fell out of the top 10 and all that. But after that probably one of the best periods of my career began.

So yes, my motto is that the future is bright. I hope this year I can play better at the Australian Open, go far and show good tennis,” Medvedev said at a press conference.

Source : MatchTV

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