Daniil Medvedev, currently number two in the ATP, hit it on his Roland Garros debut against Brazilian Thiago Siebold Wild, coming from the previous stage. The Russian tennis player loses in five sets (7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4) and says goodbye to Paris in the first exchange. After the unexpected defeat, the Muscovite appeared at a press conference and confirmed that he was “happy” that the clay season was over for him.
“Every time the court round is over, I feel happy. It doesn’t matter what I do, the quarter-finals or whatever. If people like to eat dirt, then they should put clay in their shoes, in their socks, in their bags… It’s good for them.” , not me, “Medvedev admitted.
However, the Russian tennis player admitted that he would have liked to have stayed longer at Roland Garros.
“I would like to spend more time in Paris, even if it was on Earth,” Medvedev admitted.
The Russian admitted that he was “disappointed” by the “hard” defeat in the first round, but stressed that he felt that he had played “well”, except that his opponent’s performance was better.
“He played great,” he said. Muscovites predicted “I think if he (Sibut Wild) continues like this, by the end of the year he will be in the top 30”.
Medvedev indicated that he still did not know whether he would be able to play this year at Wimbledon, which in 2022 banned Russian and Belarusian tennis players after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and offered that if he was able to play, he was not worried. About a possible negative reception from the public.
“You can’t control everything. If people decide to be hostile or tough, that’s what it’s going to be like. If they’re nice, that’s a lot better. We just can’t decide. Of course I’d be very happy to go to the UK to play Wimbledon,” he admitted. Medvedev.