"Djokovic, Berrettini and Nadal are the favourites" - Absent World No.1 Daniil Medvedev on Wimbledon
World No. 1 arrived in Mallorca to defend his title at the Mallorca Championships, an ATP 250 event held on the outdoor grass courts of Mallorca Country Club in Santa Ponca. The Russian earned his first-ever grasscourt title by defeating America's Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2 in the final.
Upon arrival in Spain, Medvedev spoke to Diario de Mallorca, a Spanish newspaper. He recalled falling in love with the island last year and revealed his plans to stay back with his wife after the tournament this time. He also spoke about Wimbledon saying:
"Novak is always the favourite. He has won the last three Wimbledons that have been played. He plays very well on grass. If we talk about the best players in history on grass, I would place him at the top, although I have not seen Borg or Sampras play. From my generation, Federer and Djokovic are the best. Of course, Nadal can win any tournament he plays in and Berrettini is playing at a high level. Speaking of favourites, Djokovic, Berrettini and Nadal."
On his own tennis plans, Medvedev added:
"I'm looking forward to starting my best part of the year, which is the American tour and the US Open. The 2021 US Open victory was incredible. You value it more when things are not going so well. I really played very well. I have to try to follow the same path.