Former No. 1 and Grand Slam champion Daniil Medvedev has revealed that Rafael Nadal ranks as his greatest fear in tennis.
The world No. 6 who has won his last three events and holds a 15-match win streak, confirmed that facing Nadal on clay easily ranks as the maximum terror in the sport.
The pair have played six times, with Nadal winning five – but they have never faced off on the dirt where Nadal reigns as king.
“I will be honest, I’m scared to play Rafa on clay,” Medvedev said after advancing on hardcourt to the third round of the Indian Wells Masters.
.”In a way I want to try it, and for sure I will fight to win, but that must be scary to go out against Rafa on clay.
“Rafa on clay is probably the worst and best challenge in tennis.”
Medvedev agrees with the statistics that the 36-year-old Nadal – a 14-time Roland Garros champion – is untouchable on the dirt.
“It’s because he lost, what, I don’t know, 10 matches? I’m not even sure he lost 10.
“Rafa on clay, he barely loses there. tough challenges, and I hope I can do it one day in my career.”
Main photo:- Rafa Nadal with Daniil Medvedev after he wins US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final – by Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd