“I was actually crying to my wife"
It has been an astonishing turn around for a player who only notched up three victories in his previous four tournaments, including a first-round exit at Roland-Garros.
“Before the tournament I was not in my best form, playing not so bad with zero finals this year,” mused Medvedev, the fourth Russian to triumph in Bercy, together with compatriots Karen Khachanov, Nikolay Davydenko and Marat Safin.
“I was actually, how can we call it, crying to my wife, not crying, but just complaining, ‘Oh my God, I don’t have the level, I don’t even have one final, I’m playing so bad,’ bla bla bla…
“So finally, I’m the winner of the Rolex Paris Masters, a tournament that I love, first title in France, first final in France – three Masters titles, just super happy and hopefully I can continue this style of game.”