World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev is in great spirits as he is hoping to make a deep run at the French Open. Medvedev, seeded at No. 2, kicked off his French Open campaign with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Alexander Bublik. Earlier this year, Medvedev made his maiden Grand Slam final at Melbourne Park but failed to win it all as world No.
1 Novak Djokovic handed him a straight-set defeat in the Australian Open final. “I feel really hopeful,” said Medvedev, per the ATP website. You could see it today in the match, I’m feeling that here, at least this year with this weather, with these balls, I can play like on hard courts.
It doesn’t feel different than the Australian Open for me coming into this tournament. “Now, when I’m coming to these big tournaments feeling like this, I know I’m capable of doing big things. [At the] Australian Open I was in the final.
If I lose here in Roland Garros, it’s probably going to be because my opponent will play really good. As I said, I feel very confident, I move well, slide well… So I’m feeling great”.
Medvedev clinches victory No.
1 at Roland Garros
Prior to the Bublik win, Medvedev was 0-4 at the French Open. “[It] feels great,” said Medvedev. “But most important is the level of tennis. I’ve been showing, as I said before the tournament, it was not mind games.
My opponent can see I was really feeling good. I managed to play consistent today. I actually played much better in practice than today, so there is room for improvement. “That was one of not many matches where I was really tight.
Hopefully, it can be only better for the next rounds. As I say, [I’m] really happy first of all with the win and then with my level of play also”.