The road to the title in the Toronto Masters started in the best way for Daniil Medvedev (2nd), top seed in the tournament. After dispatching Kazakh Alexander Bublik (39th) in a difficult debut and reaching the next round, the Russian tennis player appeared at a press conference. ” I feel zero pressure for being the top seed, in fact I feel honored, it means that I am very high and playing great tennis … ”said the 25-year-old European.
After the victory in its premiere in the cement of the Rogers cup, the current world number two was presented to journalists. Asked if he feels any kind of pressure when the Big 3 and to be the main candidate to stay with the tournament, the winner of the ATP of Marseille and Mallorca in 2021 said: ” The truth is that no. When you’re new to touring and playing your first Grand Slam, or your first Grand Slam quarter-finals, your first Masters 1000 final, that’s where you really feel tight.. It’s not an easy feeling, but sometimes it helps you play well. ”
And furthermore, he added: ”I haven’t had it for a long time, I already know what it’s like to win a Masters, I know I need to play well, fight, run a lot and hit a few winners. When I go out on the track I don’t pay attention to which number I am seeded, I just try to win. It does not matter if you are No. 1 or No. 16, you have to prepare the game the same way. I feel zero pressure for being the main seed, in fact I feel honored, it means that I am very high, playing great tennis, it is already the second time this has happened to me in a Masters 1000“
Finally, Medvedev referred to the curious and unusual situation that he experienced in his presentation clash against the Kazakh player: “ Above all, it was a very funny moment, which is positive. If it had been at a break point it would have been less fun, I’m telling you that too (laughs). For starters they should rename the rule, I even searched ‘hindrance‘in the dictionary to see its actual meaning. The meaning is something akin to disturbance, like disturbing someone, so I was right. You can ask Bublik if I bothered him by saying ‘sorry’, I’m sure he will say no. I hit a smash that would never fail in my life, even jumping I would not have been able to catch the ball, so there was no kind of obstacle, ” said the Moscow-born.