Newly crowned US Open champion Daniil Medvedev once again demonstrated his quality as a player by playing a vital role in the success of Team Europe over Team World at the recently concluded 2021 Laver Cup.
The Russian player who took part in the singles event for Team Europe, dismantled Team World player Denis Shapovalov 6-4 6-0 in their match. As a result, Medvedev gained two crucial points for his side.
In a lopsided event, which Team Europe beat Team World by 14-1, the World No.2 was only required to play one singles match. Speaking to the media about Team Europe’s victory and the experience of playing with best players, Medvedev said, “It’s been an amazing week for us. I think we have an amazing team. So grateful. I don’t know what to say. As you can see we had a great time, we are still having a great time. Probably have a great celebration tonight. From my side, really happy to bring two points to the side. We didn’t lose any singles match.”
Interestingly, the 2021 US Open champion was playing his ever Laver Cup, further opined that he is looking forward to winning many more matches at the prestigious event in London, next year.
“The goal is now to win all the matches next year, of course, but you don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s an amazing event, where the world’s best players play against each other, so it’s not going to be easy. But, I am thankful to Bjorn (Borg) and Thomas (Enqvist) and just looking forward to next year,” the 25-year-old explained.
Indian Wells, next stop for Medvedev
The World No.2 is now ready to get back onto the ATP tour and will show up at the Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells, next month. Medvedev has never won the title in the Californian Desert.
Moreover, he is also almost 1500 points behind the World No.1 Novak Djokovic. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how the Russian copes up with the pressure going ahead, before moving to Bercy in Paris and WTF in Turin.