Russian former World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev came to support Alexander Bublik amidst the criticism of the Kazakh player due to his brash attitude. Medvedev believes Bublik is a special player despite not caring much. The duo will lock horns on Tuesday in the ongoing Dubai Tennis Championships.
Bublik came under severe criticism recently due to his violent on-court outbursts. During his match against Stan Wawrinka in Rotterdam, Bublik lost his calm and yelled some expletives. Earlier in Montepellier, Bublik vented his anger by smashing not one but three rackets.
Medvedev believes it’s not right to insult Bublik despite the shortcomings in his behavior. “I like watching him play I like that he doesn’t care, at least that’s what I feel like, what people say against him. I remember when he played in the final with the frame, I wouldn’t do it. It doesn’t mean that you have to insult him,” he said.
Medvedev on Bublik: I like that he doesn't care – at least that's what I feel like – what people say against him. I remember when he played in the final with the frame. I wouldn't do it. It doesn't mean that you have to insult him. I went on comments, people were going crazy… pic.twitter.com/0I9Bxn4ejj
“I went on comments, people were going crazy. How can he do this in the final? Well, he is in the final. He can do whatever he wants. That’s his choice. No one can argue with that. I feel like he is a special player. He sticks to it. That’s what I like.”
Daniil Medvedev’s attitude in Qatar praised by prominent American journalist Steve Flink
Russian former World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev defeated Andy Murray to clinch the title in Doha last week. This was his first title of the season and came in his maiden appearance in the tournament. Medvedev felt content after the win as he believes he returned to the winning ways.
“It’s great to play a tournament for the first time and win the first time. It’s been a tough week, but I’m satisfied with my game,” Medvedev said after the win. “I have finally recovered my level of play and I feel confident in my shots again.”
American leading sports journalist Steve Flink further praised the Russian for his ‘good’ attitude during the week leading to the final. “His attitude was so good, it was no more this kinda looking over his coach, his wife and whining and complaining and acting like the victim,” Flink said.
Abhinavendu Singh is a Tennis Writer at FirstSportz. He has been following this sport since childhood and is a diehard 'Fedal' fan. Though drawn to the sport since 2004, it was Rafael Nadal's win over Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the 2006 French Open final that made him fall in love with the sport. Originally a Nadal supporter, he became a 'Fedal' fanatic after the duo produced a historic game for the ages at 2008 Wimbledon final. An engineer by training, whenever he is not watching tennis or writing about it Abhinavendu is either busy watching crime thrillers, experimenting with ingredients in kitchen or reading non-fiction books.
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