World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev finds it “loopy” that he’s the oldest participant on Crew Europe on the Laver Cup. Medvedev, 25, is 2 months older than 25-year-old Crew Europe teammate Matteo Berrettini. Crew Europe additionally options Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud.
“I simply considered it however I may be the oldest within the crew. I do not know Matteo’s birthday. That is loopy that I am the oldest within the crew, simply unbelievable. I believe that is nice as a result of if we discuss concerning the Laver Cup we will be there for subsequent 10 years if we stay the identical rating.
This competitors is about to win for the continent. Proper now it is 3-0 for Crew Europe, we need to make it 4-0. If I will play it once more, regardless of what number of occasions, I’ll all the time need Crew Europe to win, hopefully it’ll be 30-0 even when it is in all probability unimaginable,” Medvedev stated.
Medvedev dominated Denis Shapovalov
in his first-ever Laver Cup match, Medvedev destroyed Shapovalov 6-4 6-0. Shapovalov saved a break level within the fifth sport as the 2 gamers had been all tied at 4 video games apiece after the opening eight video games of the match.
Medvedev then earned 4 consecutive breaks and gained eight consecutive video games to ebook a straight-set win. “Actually, I performed unbelievable. Particularly within the second set. I did not know what to anticipate as a result of after the US Open I did not play for every week and a half, got here right here, practiced right here as a lot as I may final three days…
So I did not hit a bsalls however was surprisingly feeling effectively. I wished to indicate all of it additionally right this moment. First, it wasn’t straightforward, the ball wasn’t the quick as I wished, he was enjoying actually good. And yeah, simply could not miss a ball anymore,” Medvedev stated after the win.