The 23-year-old Andrey Rublev and the New World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has always admired each other on and off the court. Both of them come from the origin, that is Moscow. Further, they have secured their position in the Top ranking of ATP.
When Medvedev beat the former World No. 2 Rafael Nadal to secure his place in the Top ranking, he received greetings from all around the world. Unfortunately, the World No. 8 was not one of them, and forgot to congratulate him.
The champion of Moscow confessed, he failed to wish the current Rank No. 2 for his marvelous journey and hard work that finally resulted. However, he told Medvedev what he feels about him in Australia.
“Actually, I forgot to even text him congrats after Marseille. But he knows because I was telling him even during Australia that it is amazing what he is doing,” said Rublev, the holder of eight singles titles.
“It’s amazing what he is doing and I mean to be honest, I have a really really huge respect for him.”@AndreyRublev97 shares his thoughts on countryman @DaniilMedwed's world No. 2 ranking. pic.twitter.com/9XjHn1EGk1
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) March 16, 2021
Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev shares deep respect for each other
The duo has always shared a sense of respect for each other. Adding to that Rublev said that there is deep respect for the owner of three Masters 1000 titles, Medvedev but he does not know how and when it developed.
“To be honest, I really really have huge respect for him as a sportsman,” the Russian added.
The two top rankers last faced each other in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Australian Open, where Medvedev won in straight sets. After that, each of them has gained one ATP title. Rublev collected it in ATP Rotterdam Open whereas the 25-year-old Daniil received it in ATP Marseille Open.
The upcoming entry list of Miami Masters starting from 22nd March consists the name of both the Russians. Presently, the younger Russian is aiming for the title of ATP Dubai Open 2021.
The forthcoming months can witness the fight for the No. 1 spot between the current Top rank holder Novak Djokovic and the No. 2 Daniil Medvedev. But for that, the elder Russian will need to continue his finest performances on the ATP tour.
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