Russian Tennis Federation (RFF) President Shamil Tarpishchev believes that the country’s top scorer Daniil Medvedev is not one of the favorites to face world leader Italian Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2024. However, the official believes that Medvedev has nothing to lose in this encounter, and it could be beneficial for him.

“To beat Sinner, Dana needs to serve well: consistently and regularly, more than 70% on the first serve, and if Medvedev doesn’t get feverish on the serve, he has a chance, of course. The favorite, but Dana has nothing to lose here, so he can play with less pressure,” Tarpishchev is quoted by TASS.

On July 7, in the fourth round (1/8 finals) of Wimbledon, the Russian tennis player faced Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. Due to an injury, the 10th racket in the world, with a score of 3:5 in the first set, refused to continue the fight. As a result, Medvedev, conserving his strength, reached the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tournament on grass.

The match between Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner will take place on Tuesday, July 9.