Daniil Medvedev signs up to play Rotterdam next year

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev has been confirmed for the 2022 edition of an ATP 500 event in Rotterdam, per Michal Samulski.

Medvedev, 25, is set to make his fifth consecutive appearance in Rotterdam. 

Medvedev made the Rotterdam quarterfinal in his debut, before he reached the semifinal at the tournament in 2019. 

The Russian then suffered shock back-to-back first round exits in his last two appearances in Rotterdam. 

In 2020, Medvedev was stunned by Vasek Pospisil in the Rotterdam first round, while this year the Russian suffered a shock loss to Dusan Lajovic. 

Medvedev will be a top favorite for the Rotterdam title

Medvedev, who captured his maiden Grand Slam title on Sunday at the US Open, will be aiming to lift his maiden Rotterdam crown next year. 

“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 after winning his maiden Grand Slam. 

“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.”