True, not everything went smoothly for the Russian in his opening match of the second round against compatriot Aslan Karatsev. He made a lot of mistakes in the first set, but then he adjusted the pitch and the game in general and ended the meeting in his favor – 4:6, 6:3, 6:2. Today he will play Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
Given the non-admission of Russians and Belarusians to Wimbledon, which starts on June 27, Medvedev, as he himself said, did not save energy and showed up for three leading grass tournaments. In two finals – in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Halle – Daniil has already lost. So in Mallorca it is important for him to bring the matter to the end.
– I’ll try to win again. In the last two tournaments, I was better than many opponents, although I did not show my best tennis. But to take the title, you need to add, – Medvedev said the day before in an interview with the Spanish Diario de Mallorca. – Two months ago I had an operation and physically I’m not 100% ready yet. Sometimes I lack confidence.
Medvedev also told who he considers the favorite for the upcoming Wimbledon.
Novak is always the favourite. He also won the last three Wimbledons, – said Medvedev, who last year for the first time reached the fourth round on the courts of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. – Of course, Nadal can win in any tournament where he plays, and Berrettini is now playing at a high level.
In addition, today at the women’s tournament in Bad Homburg, Germany, the first seeded and 13th racket of the world Daria Kasatkina will compete in the quarterfinals.