“I didn’t feel much when I lost number 1”

“I didn’t feel much when I lost number 1”

He is already preparing his return to the circuit. This week, Daniil Medvedev starts out as a hot favorite at ATP Metz, France, and he does so after dropping the No. 1 in the world rankings when he couldn’t retain the title at the US Open.

The right-hander from Moscow did not lose sleep, as he himself explained, when he fell to Australian Nick Kyrgios and lost first place in the standings. The Russian was the 27th man to reach the world summit, the third in his country, while this place is now occupied by the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the youngest of all, at only 19 years old, after being crowned champion at New York.

“I have no feelings about it, there is no reason to cry. I can only tell myself that I have to do better if I want to return to this place in the future,” said the now n ° 4 worldwide.

“I will play three tournaments before Paris. I have great motivation. Of course, there’s no Grand Slam coming up and it’s the only time in the season when you play tournaments without a Major coming,” he added.

“Next year the Australian Open is coming very soon, after the end of the season. So it’s important to gain confidence at the end of the year. It’s the best way to prepare for the season next and especially for the Melbourne Grand Slam.” , remarked the Russian.

Medvedev will not make his debut until the second round in Metz, while waiting for the winner of the match between the Swiss Stan Wawrinka (284th, former 3rd ATP), who comes out of the qualification phase, and the Portuguese Joao Sousa (55th).

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