Daniil Medvedev says he can’t help but wonder if he was ‘broken’ by his Australian Open final defeat to Rafael Nadal.
Medvedev has had a lot with which to contend this season. Like all Russian players, he has had to deal with the fallout from the conflict in Ukraine which led to him being banned from Wimbledon.
He has also had the pressure of the being world number one and underwent surgery on a hernia during the course of the campaign.
There is little doubt, though, that for one reason or another he has not looked quite like himself since his Australian Open final defeat to Nadal in January.
He was two sets up and looking good to win a second consecutive major before a stunning comeback from the Spaniard, and he says he can’t rule out it having an effect on his season.
“Did the final in Australia break me? It’s never known,” Medvedev…