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Daniil Medvedev broke silence on the lack of support he receives from crowds in comparison to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
On Sunday, Medvedev suffered an Australian Open final loss to Nadal, as the Spaniard won a record 21st Grand Slam.
The Russian has now made a bold and honest claim which also involved the ‘Big Three’.
“When I also started to get just a little bit higher, like top 20, top 30, started to play Roger, Novak, Rafa. We made some tough matches. I haven‘t beat them yet,” he said.
The 25-year-old was then asked if his age and nationality played a part.
“Yeah, it‘s cumulative. But tonight was… like the top of the mountain,” Daniil responded in reference to the Australian Open crowd favouring Nadal.
“There was a lot of talks. I don’t think there is that much right now, but I remember there were a lot of talks, young generation should do better, or there were talks like people saying we really want young generation to go for it, to be better, to be stronger.
“I was like pumped up. Yeah, let‘s try to give them hard time and everything.
‘Well, I guess these people were lying because, yeah, every time I stepped on the court in these big matches, I really didn’t see much people who wanted me to win.”