- Medvedev’s shock defeat by Serbian Dusan Lajovic final week was solely his second loss in 22 matches.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 02:44 PM IST
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev mentioned he hopes his 6-2 6-4 win over Egor Gerasimov in Marseille could be the beginning of one other lengthy successful run following a blip in Rotterdam. The Australian Open finalist’s shock defeat by Serbian Dusan Lajovic at Rotterdam final week was solely his second loss in 22 matches.
“It is time to construct a brand new streak, a brand new dynamic,” mentioned the Russian, who will transfer up one place to No. 2 on the planet rankings on Monday. “That is why tennis is typically good and generally dangerous. Once you lose first spherical, you’ve gotten subsequent week to attempt to win the match.
“However if you win a number of matches in a row, you may lose a couple of first rounds after which you’re feeling such as you’re taking part in very dangerous. You at all times have to recollect good moments.”
Medvedev faces 2019 Subsequent Gen ATP Finals champion Jannik Sinner within the Marseille quarter-finals. “That is a troublesome draw. I may undoubtedly have a better draw with taking part in Egor straightaway and Jannik within the quarters,” he added.
Whatever the outcome, he would be the first participant outdoors Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to be ranked within the prime two since Nadal overtook Lleyton Hewitt to turn out to be quantity two in 2005.
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