Daniil Medvedev fails himself: “Me on Djokovic’s level? Stop it.”

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Harsh words, with a clear request to journalists.

Daniil Medvedev approached the press conference following his match with Novak Djokovic with great nervousness. The Russian left the ATP Finals in Turin losing to his Serbian rival after three heart-stopping sets, but failing to prevail. And surrendering for the third time out of three in the tie-break of the deciding set.

“I can’t find any positive aspects after this day. This is my answer. Although the battle with Djokovic was great, there is nothing good in my judgment,” thundered Medvedev. Who then added some very harsh words of his own: “In two out of three matches I served the ball to win? Easy, I sucked. A disaster happened, that’s all there is to say. Now I think only about 2023, I have great confidence.”

Medvedev then wanted to dismiss comparisons with Djokovic himself, but also with Federer and Nadal: “They play a separate sport. Maybe one day someone will reach their number of Slams. At that point we can talk about it. However, I don’t fall into this category, I’m not close to Nole and he is ahead in direct matches. So don’t make any more comparisons, because I am not at that level.”

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