Daniil Medvedev On Seeded No. 2 At The French Open: It Is What It Is
by TennisOne | May 28th, 2021, 9:59 pm
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Since Rafael Nadal landed in the same half as Novak Djokovic, calls for a special French Open clay seeding has reemerged.

Medvedev has never won a match at the French Open at 0-4 while Nadal is 100-2 with 13 titles! But Medvedev says that’s the rules.

“If they would have some special rules, for sure I would be seeded less higher, but if we take the rankings, I’m No. 2 so I have to be seeded No. 2,” Medvedev said “And actually except Wimbledon, there is no other tournament in the world where I would not be seeded 2.

“So it is how it is. As I say, it helps me. Even if we don’t talk about me making it to the semis yet, but as I said, I feel really great with the conditions here and I feel like I can play on hard courts, and that’s the most important.”

Medvedev added that he’s actually feeling pretty good on the clay. He’ll open on Monday against the tricky Alexander Bublik.

“I have to say coming here was my first practice yesterday, I was playing amazing so far,” Medvedev said Friday. “I feel like, I don’t know if maybe the balls change or it’s the conditions, because last year we had these Wilson balls which are supposed to suit me, but it was like 5 degrees when I played my match so I had almost no chance to do anything against a great player like Fucsovics.

“So far I have been playing amazing,” he added. “I didn’t feel that it was clay. I was playing like on hard courts, and hopefully, have some expectations. Most important is to play good, have a player that also doesn’t like clay, but again, he will like the conditions here. I really like the conditions here so far, and looking forward to make a great tournament, to be honest.”

Medvedev beat Bublik in their only meeting at 2016 St. Petersburg. Ranked a career-high No. 37, the 23-year-old Bublik just missed out on a seeding.


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