Medvedev's Cincinnati loss a blessing for his US Open chances believes Annabel Croft

Tennis analyst and former pro Annabel Croft believes Daniil Medvedev losing in Cincinnati will do him good ahead of the US Open.

Daniil Medvedev lost in the Cincinnati semifinal to Andrey Rublev and while the Russian was disappointed by the loss tennis analyst Annabel Croft believes it will do him good. Medvedev was already running on reserve in Cincinnati after playing for the 2nd consecutive week in very harsh conditions.

Speaking on Amazon Prime Croft said:

“I mean I think to have won back-to-back Masters and then to go into a US Open, that would be very tough to win all three so in a way, it’s probably a blessing in disguise that he didn’t win that match, and get refreshed going into a US Open.”

Medvedev was running red-hot on the North American courts prior to the loss and he would have probably won the match had he not injured his hand in a collision with the camera. However, the Russian will enter the US Open fresh which will bolster his chances.

On his game Croft said:

“I love the way he plays and I love his quirky character. I find him absolutely fascinating. I think his tennis is mesmerising, just the way he’s so unorthodox, the way he hits the ball and the way he moves, and he’s so strong mentally. He is like a chess player they say, he sort of out-manoeuvres and he’s so tough psychologically to break down.”

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