Daniil Medvedev: I do read comments and I saw people saying I was done before US Open

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev heard all the doubters before the US Open series started and he was determined to prove them wrong. 

Medvedev, ranked at No. 2 in the world, had an outstanding US Open series, winning the Cincinnati Masters and then his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open. 

Medvedev’s lone loss during the US Open series came in the Cincinnati Masters semifinal. 

“I do read comments and everybody was saying before USO Series, ‘Medvedev is done, he’s not gonna defend his points’. Well, I don’t know what ‘defending’ the points is. I only know how to earn more points than before. So, thank you everybody!” Medvedev told Eurosport Russia. 

Medvedev describes winning his first Major as a ‘special moment’ 

Medvedev put up a great performance in the US Open final to stun world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4. 

“Everything that happens for the first time is special. When I won my first junior tournament, it meant a lot to me. When I won my first future, I was happy. I think when you repeat something, there is a little bit different emotions unless you make history,” Medvedev said. 

“Why I say this is because now winning the Masters, I’m super happy, strong achievement. Not many player won a Masters in their career. But the only thing I was thinking after winning another Masters is I need more, I want to try to do more.

“You never know if you’re going to achieve it in your career. Again I was always saying, If I don’t, I just want to know that I did my best to do it.

“Now it’s a bit — I don’t know if (indiscernible) is a good word, but a lot of happiness. That’s my first Grand Slam. I don’t know how I’m going to feel if I win a second one or third one. That’s my first one, so I’m really happy. Means a lot to me.”