Daniil Medvedev has voiced contentment with his 2023 season performance, despite his regret over not securing a Grand Slam title.
Medvedev has won five titles this year: the Masters 1000s in Rome and Miami, the ATP 500s in Dubai and Rotterdam, and the ATP 250 event in Doha. He has also had runner-up finishes at the Indian Wells Masters and the China Open.
At the Majors, the Russian bowed out in the third round of the Australian Open (lost to Sebastian Korda) and the opening round of the French Open (lost to Thiago Seyboth Wild). Additionally, he made a semifinal exit (lost to Carlos Alcaraz) at the Wimbledon Championships before finishing as the runner-up at the US Open (lost to Novak Djokovic).
When asked for his thoughts on his 2023 season, Medvedev said he was happy with his campaign as he was consistent throughout and won a few important titles along the way.
“I want to try to end on a very strong note” – Daniil Medvedev hopes to do well at Shanghai Masters
Daniil Medvedev came extremely close to adding another title to his trophy cabinet at the recently concluded China Open, where he finished as the runner-up after losing 7-6(2), 7-6(2) to Jannik Sinner.
The Russian, who will next be in action at the Shanghai Masters, is hoping to go one step further at the Masters 1000 event and end his season on a high.
After getting a bye in the opening round, Medvedev will begin his campaign with a clash against Cristian Garin, who comes into the match on the back of a 6-4, 7-6(10) defeat of Aleksandar Kovacevic in the first round.
Ranked third in the world, Medvedev anticipates a challenging match against Garin, with whom he has practiced on several occasions in the past.