The World no.2 Daniil Medvedev is delighted that the crowd will be back to full capacity in New York for the US Open. The tournament was played behind closed doors in 2020 due to Covid-19, where Medvedev had lost to eventual winner Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the semifinal.
Meanwhile, Medvedev had not received a lot of support when he turned out to play in the final of the US Open in 2019 against Rafael Nadal. Medvedev was able to take the final against the Spaniard to the fifth set and had received respect and admiration from the New York crowd for his fine efforts. The Russian recollected that he had finished on a good note with the US Open and he expects more backing from the fans.
On the other hand, the World no.2 in the ATP Rankings will be entering the US Open high on the confidence after winning the Canadian Open, which was his fifth ATP 1000 Masters title whereas he lost in the semifinal to Andrey Rublev in the Western and Southern Open before the last slam of the season.
“[I’m] really happy that there is going to be a full crowd capacity in New York,” Medvedev said in his pre-tournament press conference. “That’s just huge. That’s cool. Actually, it’s funny because I don’t know, it’s to
ugh to say if it’s going to be the same people or [if] nobody remembers two years ago. “I just hope, because it finished on a good note, it’s going to continue the same way. I love a New York crowd. It was an amazing experience in 2019 in every aspect.
“I’m just curious to see what it’s going to be like again in my first match. I’m going to try just the best I can to show a good level of tennis and in this way to make fans support me.”
The Russian will commence his US Open campaign against Richard Gasquet in the opening round.