"I actually don’t think he relishes being super popular and super well-loved": Stubbs discusses Medvedev not craving spotlight

Former Australia’s tennis player Rennae Stubbs has heaped praise on the current world number three Daniil Medvedev.

The 27-year-old is coming on the back of an impressive outing in the US Open where he suffered a defeat in the final to the current world number one Serbia’s legendary tennis player Novak Djokovic with a score of 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.

Stubbs, in one of the episodes of her recent Tennis Podcast, heaped praise on Medvedev, who according to her is not hungry for fame or spotlight.

"The thing about Medvedev is, I love the guy. He’s so honest," she said "I think because he doesn’t seek the spotlight. Like he doesn’t necessarily want to go on Good Morning America or the Today Show.

"It’s a good question, it’s probably a question for him but I think it’s along those lines. I actually don’t think he relishes being super popular and super well-loved. I really like him though a lot, as a person and a player. He’s energetic and he’s magnanimous in a lot of ways.

"I love the fact that there’s like three people in his box. And his wife sitting up there, don’t give a f**k. Not done up, not in some fancy outfit. She’s like in sweats, with her hair pulled back. Like, I’m a mom, I can’t deal with this. It’s great. And then you’ve got Novak’s box which is packed to the gills with superstars and whatever. Everyone has their thing right.”

Despite the recent result in New York, Medvedev, who also played in the semifinal of Wimbledon earlier this year, will be extremely pleased with his performance in the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year where he defeated the former world number one and Spain’s young tennis star Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinal with a score of 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

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