World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev acknowledged that he has had a long and exhausting season but he is determined to give his best and try to lead Russia to the Davis Cup Finals title.
Medvedev, who captured his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open, now wants to win his maiden Davis Cup title.
Russia arrived with all of its top players as Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev and Karen Khachanov are set to play at the Davis Cup Finals.
Medvedev ended runner-up at the Paris Masters and ATP Finals.
“It is the final part of the season and I am not going to lie that it is exhausting, although in each tournament I try to do my best. So far I only had one training session, but I come from good performances in Paris and Turin and I am eager to play. Every point counts and that will be my goal this week,” Medvedev said.
Medvedev failed to defend his ATP Finals title
Medvedev suffered a 6-4 6-4 loss to Alexander Zverev in the final at the ATP Finals.
After the loss, Medvedev admitted something was missing in his game.
“I didn’t feel amazing,” Medvedev said.
“Tough to say. Maybe some tiredness of the body. Maybe just mentally was not a hundred percent. Not that I didn’t want to be. But, yeah, definitely something was missing. I don’t have the answer to be honest what.
“It made a difference. Even when it (his serve) was in, was not really going on the line, didn’t have this spark, if we can say like this, on it. Wasn’t enough. Sascha is a great player to be able to break me two times, which actually sometimes is in a way not too bad. When you play in a Masters final on a fast surface, somebody serving like Sascha, it’s enough to win the match.”