Medvedev after Australian Open loss 'Top three are just better'
It was a very disappointing loss for Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic. Asked what he thought about the top three he said:
“Talking about the top three, I always say they're just better than other tennis players. I'm not shy to say this. It’s just truth … in numbers and everything. After, of course, when you're out there, you want to beat them. You don't care that it's the big three or the big 100. But that's why they have so many Slams. They're just really good.”
Today the difference was very visible but Medvedev spoke about how this loss will actually help him going forward. He said:
“I think I got closer because I always say experience is the key for me. Next time if I play Novak ever here in the final, I for sure going to do some things on the court, maybe off the court also, differently because at least I would have this experience where he [beat] me easy."
Medvedev is now 0-2 in the finals but for him, it's not about the number of Grand Slams or trophies. He spoke about his mentality saying:
“I always say that after I finish my career, no matter 20 Slams, one Slam, zero Slams, if I always try – of course, you cannot be 365 days in a year at your best, but if I try to do my best, that's why I became more professional a few years ago, working more physically, mentally on the court, out of the court, trying to eat good during tournaments. That's where I will have no regrets when I finish my career no matter what I achieve. That's, I find, the most important after such defeats.”
Check out the full press conference below: