"I could not have dreamt of this at one point" - says Medvedev upon winning 4th Masters trophy
Daniil Medvedev played great tennis all week long in Toronto capturing the National Bank Open trophy in the process.
The Russian defeated Reilly Opelka 6-4 6-3 in the final winning his 12th overall career trophy and 4th Masters. The Russian took advantage of a depleted field bulldozing his way to the trophy as the top seed. Even so, it was well deserved and it meant a lot to him after the victory. He said:
”I could not have dreamt of [this] at one point. With Masters, with Novak [Djokovic] and Rafael [Nadal] playing, it seemed like an untouchable achievement. Now I have four wins in five finals, which is a good score. I am just happy. I want to achieve more. I am really happy I achieved this in Canada."
The score suggests it was a straightforward win for Medvedev and while it was not too complicated the Russian did have to fend off Opelka several times. He said:
"When you play Reilly, I think still the biggest factor is how you serve and how you return. Actually, my serve was not on top point today. That's why I had breakpoints to save. That's why it was sometimes close calls on my serve."
However, he also pointed out:
"But I was very good on return. I managed to put pressure on him almost nonstop. I think he didn't almost have maybe one or two easy games in the match. That's what made the difference if we talk about tennis."