World No.3, Daniil Medvedev returns to action at the ongoing Madrid Masters after missing out on the start of the clay season due to the Covid-19 virus. The Russian got infected in Monaco, and was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was also absent at the Barcelona Open.
While Medvedev is one of the most consistent players on the tour, he doesn’t fancy playing much on the dirt. The Russian in the last few days has made his intentions and views pretty clear about the surface.
Interestingly, the 25-year-old has also been one of the many players to have opined about the reluctance in accepting the Covid-19 vaccine. Currently, Medvedev is fully recovered and is all set to open proceedings on the main court at Caja Magica against Alejandro Fokina of Spain today.
I have my own style of celebrating victories: Daniil Medvedev
Medvedev has already made two finals of a Grand Slam (New York & Melbourne) in his career. Although he is yet to cross the final hurdle, he is seen as one of the top contenders to win a Major soon. Moreover, he also remains probably the only player to not celebrate his wins in grand fashion. Despite his recent success, the Russian has managed to keep his emotions under check after winning matches and tournaments.
On being quizzed about the same by Diarioas, Medvedev responded, “I decided that would have been my style. Everybody started calling me as an ice man, a Russian machine. I am sure a lot of younger players will copy me and they will say it’s my fault.”