The Russian Daniil Medvedev assured at a press conference that he feels a lot of confidence and that Rafael Nadal "I'm sure too", before facing Spanish this Saturday in the semifinals of the ATP Finals.
"Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal are great champions of our sports and we try to beat them whenever we can. I've always said that I like to play against them. They have been my idols ever since I grew up, since I started to wield a racket ", added the Russian at a press conference.
"I am looking forward to the match. I feel confident and sure that Rafa too. I will have to show my best tennis to have my chances," Medvedev said.
The Muscovite, who went undefeated with three wins in the semifinals, also recalled last year's duel on these tracks against Nadal, where fell after going 5-1 up in the third set.
"I don't think I think about it much. I will try to remember some things that I did well last year, especially tactics, because I was close to winning, but it's a new game . I'm not going to think much about last year, "he explained.
On his chances of winning the tournament, which would make him the first Russian to do so since Nikolay Davydenko in 2009, Medvedev didn't want to get too wet.
"When there are four players left, even if you think you have little chance, is 25% . Even so, I think it is very difficult to predict any outcome in tennis "