With the Ultimate Tennis Showdown returning again on Friday evening in Frankfurt, Daniil Medvedev was one of the leading withdrawals from the event. But instead of dressing it up as an injury, he gave a refreshing take to Patrick Mouratoglou.
The French coach confirmed that Medvedev told him simply that he needed some rest and he was burned out after the US Open. The Russian also recently withdrew from the Zhuhai Championships, an ATP 250 tournament to start the Asian swing.
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Grigor Dimitrov will replace him at the event, with the field featuring Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev, Diego Schwartzman, Benoit Paire and Gael Monfils. Mainly a myriad of stars who are not involved in Davis Cup this week.
"He’s a very nice guy so he didn’t pretend he was injured. He just said, ‘I’m completely empty.' On the other side we are happy that Grigor was able to jump in so fast. We all think that he’s very exciting to watch," said Mouratoglou.