“When you’re second in the world, the first round is a really bad result. It’s a bad result. That’s it,” said Daniil Medvedev., who had a curious lapse when asked to rate his performance at Wimbledon shortly after falling in the round of 16 against Pole Hubert Hurkacz. “Fourth round, you wanted to say … “, the journalist corrected him. To which the Russian replied:” Yes, the fourth round is a very bad result.
The fact is that Medvedev did not make any kind of excuses to mitigate what he considers a failure, neither because of the change of court from 2 to the center from one day to the next, nor because of the possibility that the game had been played in a of the pitches with a roof as it is the second seed. “I played very badly. There is not much more to say. The last two have been my two worst sets since Rome.”he insisted. They also asked him if it was wrong for him that the meeting had not moved on Monday from 2 to the main one, which was left free and with time after Federer’s triumph before Sonego. “Not at all. We all agreed because there was a best-of-five-set match there and we didn’t know what was going to happen.”
Medvedev is very clear about what his next schedule will be: “Olympics, Canada, Cincinnati, US Open, and then we have to see, because it could change with Asia.” On the possibility of having reached number one with the championship at Wimbledon, the Muscovite said that it is not his goal: “Let’s put it like this. I don’t have a goal of winning 21 Grand Slams and being number one in the world for, say, 37 weeks. I just want to show my best, work hard, try to win as many matches as possible. If he wanted to be the one he needed to win four more games at this Wimbledon. Well, I couldn’t do it, but it wasn’t on my mind. “