Second seed Daniil Medvedev found himself out of Wimbledon in the fourth round after losing to Hubert Hurkacz but says he won’t dwell on the loss as he did his best.
Medvedev has never gone further than the third round before at the All England Club, but a lot has changed since he last played there in 2019, the most important being he is now ranked as world number two.
The Russian was leading by two sets to one when the match had to be suspended late on Monday due to rain. When it resumed on Tuesday afternoon, Medvedev managed to win only three more games, losing his serve three times until Hurkacz won 2-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
After the match, Medvedev said he had no explanation why he’d played his ‘worst two sets since Rome,’ but that for a player of his status, he should do better.
“When you’re second in the world, fourth round is a very bad result, said Medvedev.
“He definitely played really good, I probably played my worst two sets since Rome.
“There are not many times that I have no explanations or reasons why I couldn’t play good, but I couldn’t put one ball in the court.
“For him the job was to just put some pressure on and serve good. Well that was easy. I don’t think he even sweated too much today. Right now I have no explanation, so I have no decisions to avoid this next time.”
Medvedev says he doesn’t know what he specifically needs to do to correct the mistakes, but he will just continue to work hard and improve his game and hope for more next year.
“I will just continue working. I mean, I don’t have anything specific I need to work. Just everything, just improve every day like I try to do,” said Medvedev.
“That’s how after you can have no regrets because when you have regrets, it’s very disappointing.
“In two hours I’m going to already forget all about Wimbledon in a way, just because, well, I did my best. Today my best was really low, but I did my best. Let’s wait for the next Wimbledon.”
For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.
Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?