World No.2 Daniil Medvedev will once again be seen on court, after his heroic triumph at the recently concluded US Open. The Russian will be leading the challenge of Team Europe in the 2021 edition of the Laver Cup in Boston.
The newly crowned US Open champion who stopped World No.1 Novak Djokovic from achieving the Calendar Slam in New York is keen to carry on his winning momentum in the future tournaments as well.
Speaking to Laver Cup.com, Medvedev was clear on his goals ahead. “Now I want to play better. I want to get more titles, whether it’s Grand Slams, Masters or Laver Cup. That’s how I approach it.”
The 25-year-old enjoyed his time away from the game, after his victory in New York. Medvedev was spotted enjoying his vacation in Miami, alongside his near and dear ones.
“I had a week off. We had a great time celebrating the victory. I’ve been soaking it all in. Now the next tournament is coming and I’m just looking forward to playing some great tennis.”
Although Medvedev has been a part of the team sport, while representing Russian in the ATP Cup, he feels the whole experience of representing a continent at the Laver Cup will be a refreshing experience.
Medvedev to debut in Laver Cup
“It’s a bit different than playing for your country. Here, we don’t play for the country; we play for the entire continent. I’m excited because it’s my first time. I really wanted this week to come,” the debutant explained.
Given the schedule set for Friday, 24 September, the Russian player is not expected to play any match. But will surely be one of the vital cogs for Team Europe in Boston. That said, expect the lanky player to not be a part of the doubles tie, since he doesn’t carry a record worth any praise. For the year, Medvedev has played doubles in three tournaments, but has barely won only two matches.