Medvedev on Djokovic US Open situation: "If I would be the decision-maker, sure I want Novak to play"

Daniil Medvedev heads into the US Open looking to defend his title but there will be continued speculation regarding Novak Djokovic, his great rival in terms of his participation at Flushing Meadows.

Asked by the press ahead of the Western & Southern Open whether he wants Djokovic in New York, he gave his answer and reasoning behind it.

"Yeah, for sure," said Medvedev.

"I cannot do anything. It is the government who sets the rules, so I do not know if it can actually change or not.

“If you ask me, if I would be the decision-maker, sure I want Novak to play. I like it when the tournament [has] the best players in the world.”

This is increased by Rafael Nadal playing in New York and Medvedev wants to face off against both members of the Big Three that will be present.

“This competition against Rafa is super intense and super interesting,” added Medvedev. “So I would love to see him there in New York.

“But, if for the government rules, he cannot be there, well, everybody is still going to try to do their best and try to win [the] US Open."

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