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“It is difficult”: Daniil Medvedev opens up on new World No. 1 reign

"It is difficult": Daniil Medvedev opens up on new World No. 1 reign

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Daniil Medvedev has opened up on him getting crowned as the World No. 1 on Monday.

Medvedev faced Rafael Nadal today at Abierto Mexicano, where Nadal got the better of the Russian (3-6 3-6).

Following the match, the 26-year-old has spoken about his reign and whether new era in the men’s tennis will start.

“It is difficult to say [if a new era is beginning in tennis], especially if you look at what has happened in the last Grand Slams,” Daniil said.

 

“Most were won by the Big Three, although it is true that I had the privilege of lifting the last title at the US Open.

 

“For my part, I am trying to put into practice my highest level of tennis, but that time in New York was the only time that I have been able to beat a member of the Big 3 in Grand Slam tournaments.

Then Medvedev added, that he will have to keep working hard if he wants to win more Grand Slams and keep his No.1 spot.

“I will have to keep working and do better, since in other types of tournaments I have known how to beat them.

 

“In this Australian Open it happened to me again, there were moments in the match where I wasn’t strong enough.

 

“It’s a bit early to talk about a new era, but for my part I’m happy to have achieved such a goal. A great feeling for me and my team”

 

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