Medvedev, from 1 to 350: “I am trembling, although the desire is the same”


The Russian Daniel Medvedev, 28 years old and world No. 4, defend the Masters 1000 ATP title in Miami. He is in the quarterfinals, after defeating the German Dominic Koepfer by 7-6 (5) and 6-0, after overcoming difficult moments in the tiebreak.

He will have an appointment with the Chilean Nicholas JarryNorwegian butcher Casper Ruud 7-6 (3) and 6-3.

Between this victory in 2024 and the one he achieved in 2016 was a streak of 350 victories. Because this victory in Miami means that the Muscovite, who has lived on the French Riviera since youth and lives in Monte Carlo, has achieved his 350th ATP victory.

The first came in his second experience in an ATP Tour main draw. He lost in the land of Nice against the Argentine Guido Pella (6-1, 6-7, 7-6), he defeated another Argentine on the grass of Hertogenbosch, Horacio Zeballos, by 6-1 and 6-1. In both cases, after overcoming a previous stage where they ran aground in the Monte Carlo match Marcel Granollers.

After the meeting in Miami, Medvedev He explained the differences between that first victory and the current one, the 350th. “Honestly, I would say that before the match the desire to win is the same, but how you feel in the match when you win is different,” he told TennisTV.

He indicated that “I remember in the first set I was up 5-1 in the second set, and I was shaking thinking ‘Oh my God, I’m going to win my first ATP match.’ This time it was like that. 5-1 (5-0 actually). But (I thought) ‘it’s okay with me, I have a good margin. I just have to finish it and go home.’

That is, as highlighted Daniel Medvedev“The sensations are different, but the desire to win is the same. And that’s what keeps me going.”

A US Open title under his belt, time at world number one, Australian Open finals. There are 20 titles after 350 individual wins and 139 losses.

Source: La Verdad


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