New Shanghai champion Daniil Medvedev does not hide his ambition to become number one in the world.
“My first goal is to win every game,” Medvedev said after the ninth consecutive victory. “I can be number one in the world if I have won many matches in a row like I have done in the past. I don’t have to defend too many points from now until next year’s North American hard court season. I will try my best to keep up the good results. If anything happens, it will be a great reward for me. ”
Medvedev has just won the 29th match in the last 32 matches, and is the 59th win from the beginning of the year. Russian player defeated Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 to crown at the Shanghai Masters. The victory helped Medvedev overcome Roger Federer to take third place on the ATP Race to London scoreboard. On the world rankings, Medvedev is still fourth but full of opportunities to finish the year with a third place.
Medvedev has won the most games since the beginning of 2019
“I am like an invincible person after the US Open,” Medvedev added. “I don’t want to talk about the future because no one knows what you will do. I am the champion this week but I am not sure the next week. I won all sets in the last nine matches, but you see. , there are many games I was able to lose a set. In tennis, you never know where the game will go. ”
Last August, Medvedev ranked 63 in the world. He was depressed after losing a set of 0-6 to Lucas Pouille in a practice match for Citi Open. But in just over a year, the 23-year-old made a strong promotion with six ATP championships, including four titles in 2019. He reached the final in all six tournaments attended.