In an interview with Eurosport, Danil Medvedev shared how he feels about facing Rafael Nadal in the Montreal and US Open finals. A Moscow native said: "You talk to your coach, you understand your plan, but get out there and it doesn't work because it's Rafa.
It kills your whole plan. In Montreal I may not have been mentally prepared. It was very windy, which usually bothered Rafa, but that day he couldn't help. The match was not even close though I fought to the end. I always say that even if I lose easily, I try to win at least one match.
But in the end it was 6-0. At US Open I knew how to play, but failed in the first two sets. At some point I managed to break his rhythm. Leading rallies are key. On how his popularity has grown, Medvedev added: "I cannot say that there have been people who have followed me since my childhood.
There are people who have been following me since I started playing Challengers. I don't know if that is true or not, but obviously the phobase definitely increased. It started after the US Open, also before the Cincinnati, but the top came at the US Open.
I have always believed it. I think everyone who supports me is my fans, somebody will be with me in good times and bad, somebody will like my game and I'm happy that every fan is happy for my game. "