Medvedev had to watch several players lift the trophy this year as he was beaten in the final a couple of times. None was more painful than the Australian Open when Nadal proved better however he finally got his hands on one of those winner's trophies.
Speakign after the match, Medvedev said:
“Every match was very good, but the final is always special. In the final, you play the best player of this week, so it’s always a high-level match and I’m really happy that I managed to show some good level, some good shots in such an important match.”
Taking a closer look at the match itself, Medvedev added that scrapping himself on the court kind of helped him:
“First set we broke each other two times to be at 5-all and he actually came back from 40/15 and I didn’t play bad in that game at 5-4. So I knew I just had to stay there. Actually bleeding helped me I think a little bit so I could hold my nerve a little bit more. Since then I just managed to play good and it was enough today.”