Russian Daniil Medvedev, after qualifying for the finals of the US Open, points out that he is not very interested in the statistics of tennis players.
Medvedev defeated Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-finals, and now Novak Djokovic is waiting for him. It will be a replay of the 2021 final, when Daniil celebrated.
“I think the only way to use it, as I said, is that Novak, when he loses, is never the same afterwards. So it’s different. The mentality is different. That’s why he has 23 Grand Slam titles, whatever, Masters, Sunday in first place. He will be 10 times better than he was that day. I have to be 10 times better if I want to beat him. That is what I will try to do,” Medvedev began.
He was talking about that final.
“My strongest memory is the last serve, because I made some double faults, I think two or three on match points. 40:15, double. I had to serve and play the point. I throw in a serve. I see I guessed. I see him far away from the ball and somehow he manages to touch the ball. She almost passed. Oh, God. It didn’t pass. That is the greatest memory”.
Medvedev doesn’t care much about what the statistics say.
“It’s funny what you say. statistics. He’s still not number one. But well, if we’re going to joke, I’ll think he’s number one from next Monday, so it’ll be like playing against number one. In general, I do not know these statistics. I don’t think it has much to do with what happens in the match. Like I said, I don’t really care if he’s number one or number two. He is Novak Djokovic and I want to try to beat him (laughs)”, concluded Daniil Medvedev.