Showing posts with label Daniil Medvedev. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daniil Medvedev. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Video: Daniil Medvedev Wimbledon 2017 first round press conference

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Video: Daniil Medvedev upsets Stan Wawrinka in Wimbledon 2017 first round

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Video: Daniil Medvedev upsets Stan Wawrinka in Wimbledon 2017 first round

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wawrinka suffers shock exit to Medvedev at Wimbledon

Wawrinka suffers shock exit to Medvedev at Wimbledon

Stan Wawrinka was upset 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-1 by Daniil Medvedev in the first round of Wimbledon.

This was Medvedev's was only the third time he had set foot in the main draw of a Grand Slam event and he was hoping against hope that it might just earn him that first Grand Slam win.

“At 5-1 [in the fourth set], already I started thinking what I have to do after the match if I win it,” Medvedev said. “And I did it because it’s my first Grand Slam win, it’s at Wimbledon – my favourite tournament – I had to kiss the grass, I guess. Even though people do it when they win the slam, I did it when I win my first match at a slam.”

“I had a really great grass court season,” he explained, “and I knew that Stan had some problems at Queen’s, he had only played on match on grass. I knew that I would have the chance if I played good and third and first set, I think I was playing amazing.”

In the first set Medvedev put every ounce of strength he could muster behind that forehand while the second headed to Switzerland as Wawrinka nipped to a 3-0 and two-break lead and never looked back. But then it all got very tricky.

In the third set Wawrinka’s backhand let him down as he served to stay in the set. Facing set point, he pulled the trigger and could do nothing as his shot sailed wide of the side line.
Medvedev was 2-1 up and growing in confidence by the minute. That was more than enough for Wawrinka: the fourth set took 26 minutes of miscues from the Swiss and jangling nerves conquered by the Russian.

Medvedev will next face Ruben Bemelmans on Wednesday.

Video: Medvedev Hoping To Upset Wawrinka Wimbledon 2017

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Video: Medvedev Hoping To Upset Wawrinka Wimbledon 2017

resh from a run to the Eastbourne semi-finals, Daniil Medvedev is hoping to use his good grass-court form to upset Stan Wawrinka in the Wimbledon first round on Monday.