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Friendship vs. Rivalry: Daniil Medvedev Feels Sorry for Andrey Rublev After ATP Finals Victory

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Title: Daniil Medvedev Feels Sympathy for Andrey Rublev After ATP Finals Clash

Subtitle: Childhood friends put friendship aside as Medvedev emerges victorious

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In a highly anticipated match at the ATP Finals in Turin, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev faced off on Monday, setting aside their close friendship for a battle on the court. The Russian duo, who have known each other since childhood and share a special bond, showcased their competitive spirit in a thrilling encounter.

Ultimately, it was Medvedev who emerged victorious, defeating Rublev with a scoreline of 6-4, 6-2. As the margin widened, Rublev became increasingly emotional, and it was hard not to feel sorry for the tearful Russian when the final point was scored.

In the post-match press conference, Medvedev expressed his sympathy for his friend, stating, “When the last point is finished, it’s like I feel sorry for him, he lost the match.” Despite the competitive nature of their rivalry, Medvedev acknowledged the emotional toll it can take on both players, sharing that it usually takes him about an hour to cool down after such encounters.

Reflecting on their friendship, Medvedev recalled last year’s defeat to Rublev, describing it as “brutal” and revealing that Rublev was somewhat shy to talk to him for a couple of days afterward. However, he emphasized that their bond remains strong, and they always support each other in their respective matches.

Rublev, when asked about the difficulty of playing against Medvedev, praised his friend’s skills and acknowledged that their relationship off the court does not affect their performance on it. He highlighted Medvedev’s exceptional season and recognized him as one of the best players in the world.

The ATP Finals clash between Medvedev and Rublev showcased the intense competition and sportsmanship between the two Russian stars. Despite the outcome, their friendship remains intact, and they will continue to support each other in their future matches.

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Daniil Medvedev Defeats Childhood Friend Andrey Rublev at ATP Finals

Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev put their friendship aside as they faced off in a thrilling match at the ATP Finals in Turin. Despite their close bond and Rublev’s role as the godfather to Medvedev’s daughter, the Russian duo battled it out on the court.

In the end, it was Medvedev who emerged victorious, defeating Rublev 6-4, 6-2. As the margin widened, Rublev became increasingly emotional, and it was hard not to feel sorry for him as he looked distraught when the final point was scored.

Speaking in the post-match press conference, Medvedev expressed his sympathy for his friend, saying, “When the last point is finished, it’s like I feel sorry for him, he lost the match. But it’s the same for him. If he beats me, I mean, last year was brutal when he beat me. So I felt for one or two days he was kind of shy to talk to me, taking care.”

Rublev also acknowledged the difficulty of playing against Medvedev, stating, “Of course, for every player, normally if they are not top five, they’re losing to him. If they’re top five, it’s very tough to beat him. I feel that we always have some close matches. As more I play, even if the score is different, but from baseline I feel every time better and better against him.”

Despite the competitive nature of their matches, both players maintain a strong friendship off the court. Medvedev plans to wish Rublev good luck in his future matches, and Rublev is likely to do the same.

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