Daniil Medvedev was the primary participant to qualify for the US Open semifinals, beating Dutch revelation Botic van de Zandschulp in 4 units. That is the third consecutive time during which the Russian enters the penultimate 12 months within the Massive Apple, testifying to his glorious feeling with this event.
Followers will bear in mind his splendid trip in 2019, when he reached the ultimate bowing solely to Rafael Nadal after a five-set battle. The world quantity 2 will now face Felix Auger-Aliassime, in his first semi-final in a Grand Slam, who took benefit of Carlos Alcaraz’s retirement in the midst of the second set.
Earlier this week, Frances Tiafoe defined how the absence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal gave additional motivation to all of the gamers on the draw. The Swiss and the Spaniard are each within the pits as a consequence of harm, whereas Novak Djokovic is making an attempt to finish the ‘Calendar Grand Slam’
Through the press convention on Tuesday, Medvedev expressed some fascinating ideas on the Massive 3.
Medvedev on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
“I do not really feel it,” Daniil Medvedev stated. “I believe for me it is truly extra about that after they have been a bit youthful and even few years in the past, we all the time noticed them in semis.
They have been within the prime 4 so that they could not meet one another earlier than semis, and nearly all of the Grand Slams they have been in semis. In order that they have been taking all of the spots, simply because they’re the best within the historical past of tennis.
They’re wonderful tennis gamers. I am actually pleased that I managed to make it to 3 straight semifinals US Open the place, properly, can we are saying additionally that I took this one spot on a regular basis? It is a query of stage, of tennis skills and all the things,” he added.
Daniil Medvedev additional went on to say that for him, the event is about his stage of tennis and never about which participant is current or absent from the draw. “I do not care if Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal is right here,” the 25-year-old stated.
“I need to win the event. It’ll be more durable in the event that they have been right here, and naturally it might be more durable if they’d be 30 years previous. However I simply need to do my greatest, so I do not care if they’re right here or not.”
Daniil Medvedev will now tackle Felix Auger-Aliassime within the semifinals, and is more likely to face World No. 1 Novak Djokovic within the last as per the draw. “I do not take into consideration him (Novak Djokovic), as a result of as we noticed, anyone can beat anyone,” Daniil Medvedev stated. “If he is within the last, and if I am there, I am pleased. He is additionally pleased, I suppose.”