Daniil Medvedev admits that his main priority in 2023 is to get good results again at Grand Slam and Masters level. Medvedev, the 2021 US Open champion, has been fighting on the biggest stage ever since he blew a two-set lead at the 2022 Australian Open.
Most recently, Medvedev suffered an upset loss in the third round of the Australian Open to Sebastian Korda. In the past two weeks, Medvedev has captured back-to-back titles in Rotterdam and Doha. Medvedev is happy with his recent success, but noted that he also needs to make those runs at the Grand Slam and Masters level.
«Playing my best tennis like I’m doing now. I’m very happy. Two finals. Of course I want to do better than last year in 1000 and Grand Slams. But it’s not easy. Trying to beat you, trying to play well.
People start to know how to play you. So you have to change all the time, try to adapt too. So my goal is to show my best tennis, which for some reason sometimes I couldn’t do last year, and I know that when I show my best tennis, I’m dangerous to everyone, and that’s when I can get good results. «said Medvedev, for sportskeeda.
Medvedev on his favorite Grand Slam
At the US Open, Medvedev made his first Grand Slam final in 2019 and that was also the venue where he captured his first Major title. At the Australian Open, Medvedev is a two-time runner-up, having lost back-to-back finals at Melbourne Park in 2021 and 2022.
Medvedev admits that the US Open is probably the Grand Slam that best suits his game, but he refused to call it his favorite Major. «When they ask me what my favorite slam is, I don’t really have an answer. I won the US Open, but I can’t really say this is my favorite slam.
I like them all. They are all great to play. I want to achieve great results in all of them. Definitely, in terms of my game, I think the US Open suits me better, but yeah, every year the balls change, the surface changes, so I never know what I’m going to say when I’m 35 years old,» Medvedev explained.