Despite the elimination in the quarterfinals, Daniil Medvedev can be satisfied with his Roland Garros 2021. Before this tournament he had never won a match here in Paris and in this edition he reached the quarter finals showing good tennis and fighting in yesterday’s match until the end against Stefanos Tsitsipas, one of the main favorites of this tournament and certainly not a simple opponent.
In the press conference, the Russian talked about the match, the surface and his difficult relationship with the opponent and launched a few digs at the ATP. the Russian spoke thus, releasing interesting statements.
He said: “Our match was the match of the day but the organizers of Roland Garros preferred Amazon to the public, it is clear. I understand the sponsors and I understand that they have to pay money to the tennis players but this match could be seen by many people while with Amazon there were no people. We’re winning 15% less money this year, so I wonder where Amazon’s money is.”
Daniil Medvedev attacks the organizers of Roland Garros 2021
Regarding the tournament Medvedev commented: “Every time I don’t win a tournament I’m disappointed, here in Paris I felt good immediately and so I thought I could do some good results. I have to say that I would have signed at the beginning of the tournament to be eliminated by Tsitsipas ai Quarter-finals, especially given our previous matches.
I had a great tournament and I fought to the last point. The clay-courts? It was more difficult for me to convert the break points and it is like that throughout the tournament, but today I felt better on clay. In tennis they count a few points, I have seen games where the tennis player who won 5-1 lost the set and I have seen points that I sent out by millimeters. I think in the end we had a similar game and he was better at the decisive points, it was a great match.
I was a bit unlucky, I have nothing to say but we will see how much we will be in the previous ones when I am 35 and he is 33. Every match of ours is different, he is a great tennis player and that’s why he won.
The service from below? I thought about it throughout the match, I wanted to do it at an important moment, especially because he was playing far behind in the field and I think it could work. I didn’t know when to do it and I decided I wanted to do it at that moment. It was just a tactical issue, I wouldn’t say it was my mistake. Maybe next time I won’t do it.”