In recent days, Daniil Medvedev is one of the best performers in the men’s game and considered one of the toughest opponents for(Big 3) Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. However, the 25-years-old from Russia revealed that he was amazed by none other than the 39-years-old Swiss Maestro, who recently made his comeback after over 13 months of break.
In the post-match interview, Medvedev said that it is not a piece of cake for someone to win a match after a year hiatus, but Federer did it at the near age of 40-years-old.
“As we were talking with some other players here, many, many players would go out on the court after more than one year not playing, and he would lose two and two without being able to put two balls in a row in the court. He’s almost 40, didn’t play for one year and is still capable of winning matches. It’s amazing,” Daniil stated in the interview.
“It Would Be Nice To Play A Few Matches Against Him(Roger)”, says Daniil Medvedev
2021 Australian Open finalist never defeated the 20-time Grand Slam champion in the ATP Tour. And, Federer leads Medvedev 3-0 in their head-to-head series.
ATP Finals reigning also emphasised that he would like to compete against 103-time tour-level title winner, and it’s a special feeling whenever returning balls to the big 3.
“I would definitely like to play Roger. He’s one of the three best in tennis history, it’s always great playing him. I lost three times, I was not at the level that I am right now. But it’s still Roger, so it would be nice to play a few matches against him. (It’s) not only (about) winning, but every time you step out on the court against the Big Three, it’s a special feeling,” Medvedev added.
While Daniil Medvedev reached his second final of the season at the Open 13 Provence, Roger Federer returned to training after concluding his comeback campaign at the Qatar Open.