The Russian Daniil Medvedev ended his job in Dubai by filing a resounding 6-2 6-2 over Andrey Rublev. The two share a splendid friendship outside the court and it is precisely in this key that the statements made by Medvedev during the award ceremony should be interpreted.
The Russian probably tried to lift Rublev’s spirits by throwing a dig at Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek spent unkind words towards him after the match he lost at the ATP Finals in Turin last November. In fact Tsitsipas said on that occasion: “I didn’t feel in danger but I tried to do something new. It’s a shame, I feel like a better player, and I felt I could do more today.
Well, yes, he prevailed with the few weapons he has available. He took advantage of these to be able to win today.” Medvedev decided to stand up for his friend Rublev and stated bluntly: “Not so long ago, I remember reading that a player said that Andrey doesn’t have many weapons at his disposal.
Andrey, I hope you beat this guy many times. other times.”
Medvedev is ready for Indian Wells and Miami
Medvedev will be one of the protagonists at the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami in the coming weeks. His goal is to extend his winning streak.
The Russian tennis player sent a clear message after conquering his 18th career title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by dominating his opponent in the final. The former world number one has opened a streak of 14 consecutive victories and in the last three weeks he has won as many tournaments playing tennis at the highest level.
His best performance came in the semifinals in Dubai against Novak Djokovic. The Serbian, unbeaten in 2023 before the match with Medvedev, was unable to find the measures and surrendered in straight sets.