Daniil Medvedev: I was looking forward to making good result at French Open

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev is very confident at the French Open as he insists his opponent needs to play a great tennis to beat him. 

Medvedev, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world, beat Cristian Garin 6-2 6-1 7-5 to reach the French Open quarterfinal. 

“To beat me the opponent needs to play good. First two sets, he didn’t play good, so it was in my favour. Third set he started playing better, he could win it. [It] was a tight set, tight encounter,” Medvedev said, per the ATP website. “Straight from the beginning of the match I could almost return every ball in the court.”

Medvedev claimed Garin’s serve is “quite good” but not “unbeliavable.”

“Cristian’s serve is not unbelievable. It’s quite good, but it’s not unbelievable. It makes a difference,” Medvedev said. “I could have easy points on the serve, he couldn’t. It’s tough to play like this.”

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“In Madrid, even if I was not playing bad, I felt that any shot could go somewhere where I didn’t want. You can make mistakes. I had only one break point in the first game on his serve, and that was my only break point in the match,” Medvedev said. “I was missing the returns because I didn’t feel confident in my shots and in my game.”

Medvedev arrived to this year’s French Open without a main draw win at Roland Garros. 

“I was 0-4 here in Roland Garros, I was losing in Madrid, Rome, I lost Hamburg. I lost Roland Garros last year. I was on a big streak of not so many won matches on clay, so it was true. I said it before the week, that I was feeling really good, I was looking forward to make [a] great result,” Medvedev said before cracking a laugh. “You should trust me.”