“I think the bullets are responsible for our injuries”

“I think the bullets are responsible for our injuries”

Right now, every major hard-court tournament has Russia’s Daniil Medvedev a rival to beat. The Russian tennis player managed to conquer the ATP 500 in Rotterdam, winning the 15th title of his career on his favorite surface.

He has thus risen to fifth place among the active players who have won the most titles on hard courts. With 15 tournament wins, he equaled Croatian veteran Marin Cilic’s record.

Subsequently, the third place among the players still active is occupied byr the Spaniard Rafael Nadal with 25 titles on hard, even if it is far from being his favorite surface.

In second position, although it has not won any in recent years, remains le Briton Andy Murray with 34 distinctions in tournaments played on hard courts. At the very top, in the first place, no one else could appear but the Serb Novak Djokovic, who has 67 so far.

For now, it seems impossible that anyone can come close to the “Nole” figure, especially since at the rate things are going, this figure will increase even more in the years to come, or at least that’s what logic says.

This is a record that Daniil Medvedev will undoubtedly improve in the years to come, where he will try to consolidate himself as the second best player in the world on hard courts, although no one guarantees him that he can equal the records of Nadal and Murray.

Let’s not even talk about Djokovic. How many titles do you think the Russian tennis player can win in the 2023 season?

Daniil Medvedev won in Doha.

Despite his ATP 250 title in Doha this Saturday, Daniil Medvedev, during his post-final press conference, pointed to the poor quality of the balls used during this week in Qatar.

Moreover, these are the same balls as during the Australian Open where several players, including Djokovic, Nadal and Murray, had already complained. “It’s really difficult to go from playing indoors to competing outdoors with the conditions in Doha.

The fact that I got there clearly shows how important confidence is to me, as I didn’t feel comfortable for much of the week. We played with the same balls as at the Australian Open and I had a terrible feeling with those balls in Melbourne.

Also, I injured my wrist before the game against Korda. I thought it was my problem, but I’ve spoken to other players and I see there are more and more elbow, wrist or shoulder injuries, so I think the balls are responsible for it.”

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