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“I can become a tournament director.” Medvedev wants to take the second title of the season in a country

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 18:39:03

“I can become a tournament director.” Medvedev wants to take the second title of the season in a country

Alexander Nasonov June 14, 2023, 21:45 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

But Daniil’s first match on the pitch at ‘s-Hertogenbosch was against an awkward Frenchman.

The grass-court season started on June 12, which means that Wimbledon, which is considered to be the main major, will start very soon. Noted Russian tennis players Daniil Medvedev, Andrei Rublev and Karen Khachanov are preparing for the tournament in different ways. Rublev and Khachanov rest this week, but Medvedev, who flew sensationally in the first round of Roland Garros, opted to appear at the ATP-250 tournament in Hertogenbosch (Holland), where he received the first number.

It is likely that Medvedev would not have been at ‘s-Hertogenbosch if he had managed to go far on the grid at Roland Garros. Unfortunately, this did not happen – the Brazilian Thiago Wild got in the way of the Russian. And Daniel took a forced pause. What was he doing? He first attended the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. By the way, Rublev also came there. Together they met with the striker of Chelsea and the Portuguese team João Felix. Well, then he resumed the training process, which usually never stops, only at the end of his career.

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And Medvedev also changed his image: why not a way to restart after the failure at the Paris Major? The Russian was seen on the courts of the Patrick Mouratoglu Academy in Monaco. Daniel shaved off his beard and changed his hairstyle.

Patrick Muratoglu and Daniel Medvedev

Photo: From Daniil Medvedev’s social networks

Upon his arrival in the Netherlands, Medvedev made it clear that he was in a very serious mood. I arrived at ‘s-Hertogenbosch. I look forward to the first training session on the pitch tomorrow,” Medvedev wrote on his social media.

But it was a few days ago, and the Russian only starts the tournament on Thursday, June 15. Daniil missed the first round as the top seed, and in the second he entered the French veteran Adrian Mannarino, the 52nd racket in the world. A year ago, Medvedev reached the Hertongenbosch final, and in the semifinals he beat Mannarino. At the same time, in personal matches, the advantage, oddly enough, is on the side of the 34-year-old Frenchman.

At first, Adrian usually led 3-0, and only in 2019 Daniil managed to break the score. Then the rivals did not intersect on the court for a long time, and in 2022 it turned out that Medvedev was able to get closer to him.

According to Daniil, he likes grass better as a surface than dirt, although not as hard as it is. “I will go to Halle, I like this tournament, I played very well there last year. It is not easy to play on the grass. I can’t say that I love grass, but it’s better than dirt. Last year I was able to reach the final. I will try to perform this year at Wimbledon better than before, ”he said at a press conference after leaving Roland Garros.

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But Halle will be a bit later, and now Hertogenbosch is next in line. A year ago, Medvedev lost here in the final against Tim van Reithoven, but now this tennis player is not on the grid. Is the road to the title open? Very possible. According to Eurosport, the 2021 US Open champion is one of the five favorites for the grass tournaments. At the same time, Daniil amusedly reacted to the fact that he could become the second player in tennis history to be able to win titles at both ATP tournaments in the Netherlands – Rotterdam and Hertogenbosch in one season. Previously, only 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajczek had achieved such a feat once.

“Ha ha ha, that would be great. It turns out that after that I can become the tournament director in the Netherlands (laughs). No, I’m kidding, of course. I really like these tournaments and I would be happy if that happened. But now my main goal is to win here in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and not think about what happened in Rotterdam. I will try to do it,” Medvedev said.

The Daniil Medvedev – Adrian Mannarino match will take place on Thursday, June 15 and will start no earlier than 1:30 p.m. Moscow time. Follow all the events in the “Championship”.

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