Daniil Medvedev Explains His Frustration After Shock Paris Masters Exit

Daniil Medvedev explains his frustration after the surprise exit from the Paris Masters

World number 4 Daniil Medvedev admitted that Alex de Minaur had a good performance and failed to take advantage of his chances. Medvedev, who was seeded fourth in the Paris main draw, faced de Minaur after a bye in the first round.

In the second round in Paris, de Minaur stunned Medvedev 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. After easily winning the second set, Medvedev also started the third with a break but was unable to capitalize when de Minaur claimed a shock victory. «De Minaur played very well.

Not much was lost. He made the right choice many times. I had my chances, I didn’t take them. So credit to him,» Medvedev said, according to Tennis Majors.

Medvedev on breaking his racket

After De Minaur converted his match, Medvedev smashed his racket in frustration and appeared to exchange a few words with the crowd.

Later, Medvedev explained that he did not feel that chair umpire Nacho Forcadell did a good job. «I wasn’t talking to the referee at all about the crowd. In my opinion, the crowd was nice, supporting both players, 50/50, always nice.»

In my opinion, the referee did not play a good game, but I do not criticize him. It’s like, he played a bad game like I can play a bad game, for example. In the end my attitude was not good enough. I can admit it. But in my opinion, he did not make a good match.

I like Nacho, and I like him as a referee. I’m talking only about today,» Medvedev explained.

Now that his career in Paris is over, Medvedev has only one more tournament left on his schedule: the ATP Finals.

“There is still a very important tournament (ATP Finals), I am happy to play it. That is tennis. Two people, only one can win. I will try to do better in Slams next year, I think, but I am happy,” Medvedev said.

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