Daniil Medvedev has said eurosport that he would love to return to Wimbledon and hopefully make a strong run at The Championships in 2023. Last year Medvedev and his compatriots were banned from competing at Wimbledon and all other British grass court events.
The 27-year-old Medvedev finds grass to be a very tricky surface, but he has had some success on the surface. In 2021, Medvedev won his first grass-court title in Mallorca. Last year, Medvedev finished as runner-up in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Halle.
Medvedev: I want to compete in Wimbledon this year
“I like grass, but it’s a very hard surface, it’s a little harder than hard courts, and that’s where I think Novak is amazing in winning so many tournaments on grass courts.
Because you can really get a guy that’s going to serve well this day and you have to win the tiebreakers. Novak managed to win so many times 6-4 6-4 6-4 that I don’t really know how he does it. That’s where grass is a bit difficult for me, like for example, I lost against [Tim] Van Rijthoven in the [s-Hertogenbosch] last year and before the final I was feeling great, playing great, and he was having a good day, hitting bombs, after the game, I was like, ‘okay, one hour, he just hit winners all over the place. parts and I lost’
This on hard courts is slightly less likely to happen. But I want to play on grass, I want to play Wimbledon. I don’t know what your decision will be. I’m just going to wait and hopefully I can play Wimbledon this year and show great results,» Medvedev told Eurosport.
Wimbledon organizers have yet to announce their decision regarding the participation of Russian and Belarusian players. Of late, the ATP and WTA have made it very clear to Wimbledon organizers that they don’t want the same situation at this year’s tournament.
According to some of the recent reports from Great Britain, Wimbledon organizers are under pressure to change their stance and allow Russian and Belarusian players to play.