Daniil Medvedev should be ‘in good shape’ at US Open but too early for predictions, says Russian tennis boss

US Open

He is wary of making predictions at this early stage, but Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev believes Daniil Medvedev is in “good shape” at the US Open.

Following a five-month enforced hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ATP Tour will finally resume on August 22 with the Western & Southern Open before the US Open starts on August 31.

It remains to be seen what sort of form players will be in after such a long period of inactivity as some didn’t have access to tennis courts during lockdown.

Medvedev, who is the defending Cincinnati champion and finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal at the US Open last year, was fortunate as he had access to a court and should be in decent form, according to Tarpischev.

“Taking into account the fact that since the beginning of the pandemic he was in the south of France and had an opportunity to train on a court together with his coach, he must be in good shape compared to others, both physically and match wise,” he told Tass.ru.

“He could perform well at the US Open. But I repeat that it’s too early to make any predictions because we don’t know the physical shape of other players.”

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