World No.3 Daniil Medvedev shared his thoughts on the struggles and mental health issues, he faced last season. He also spoke about his motivation and commitment for the following season.
Daniil Medvedev gave an interview to the Dubai-based media agency, The National. In the interview, Daniil expressed his intentions for the upcoming season. He admitted that his motivation is at an all-time high and is ready to exert himself on the court again. Being older and more experienced has added to his hunger for winning more slams and tournaments.
“Getting older, you know, I’m not any more 23 and going for my first big title and I’m like, ‘OK, I want to do more. So at this stage of my life, at least right now, I hope this can last for a long time. I have just the biggest motivation ever to just continue finding my limits, to just go for more. Try to be even more professional, try to fight harder, be better on the court.”-Daniil Medvedev with The National
Earlier this week, Daniil Medvedev also led his Team Eagles to lift the trophy of the World Tennis League. He shared a group photo of Team Eagles proudly holding the WTL trophy on Twitter.
Daniil Medvedev enjoyed a fruitful but slightly disappointing 2023. He made some big revelations on his mental condition towards the tail-end of the season and how he plans to overcome any such hurdles in the upcoming one. In the same interview with The National, he revealed the reasons for his fallout towards the end of the 2023 season.
“Because at the end of the season, I was a little bit too much all over the place because I was mentally tired. So I’m going to try to do all of this better next year and hopefully I can become a better player.”
The Russian also admitted that he was disappointed in himself when he couldn’t make past the third round of the Australian Open earlier in 2023.
“I would say I was kind of disappointed with myself, and that’s not an easy feeling.”
Daniil Medvedev Points At His Biggest Challengers For The Upcoming Season, says “Novak Djokovic is always going to be up there”
World No 3, Daniil Medvedev revealed his main rivals for the upcoming season and predicted some familiar faces to be challenging for the titles.
In an interview with The National, Daniil Medvedev mentioned some of the rivals he will have to overcome in the following season. He admitted that Novak Djokovic will again be the strongest opponent he will have to get through in order to win the tournaments.
“The only thing I’m sure of is that Novak is always going to be up there. I think both they and I were a step above the others, as the ranking showed. In each season you can see ups and downs of most tennis players.”