Medvedev hoping to face Alcaraz again – in Beijing final
Daniil Medvedev is all square at two wins all in his head-to-head with Carlos Alcaraz
They are the two top seeds in this week’s tournament – so if they meet again, it’ll be in the final, and that suits the Russian perfectly.
“That’s a good goal, to try to make this happen,” Medvedev said in his pre-tournament press conference – but was quick to add that in a field with eight of the top ten, it would be a difficult challenge.
“It’s tough. It’s like an ATP Masters 1000 here or a Grand Slam. In a way it’s even stronger than a Grand Slam, where you don’t have first rounds, where you maybe can get into the tournament, which sometimes can be the case in a Grand Slam… I think we’re going to see a lot of different results where the seeded players can lose and stuff like this because first rounds are never easy.”
Medvedev: Winning tournaments is great for confidence
“The tournament is super strong. So if you win it, it’s great. It’s a great memory. It’s great for the confidence. There are still some important tournaments to come, so the better you play the end of the season, the better you play the beginning of the next one.
“The motivation is to try to do all this, to continue proving to yourself that you can win these big tournaments, big titles, against big opponents.”