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Medvedev: Roland Garros Postponement is a "Bit Ridiculous"


Daniil Medvedev has yet to win a Roland Garros main-draw match.

The second-ranked Russian doesn't view the French Open's postponement as a win either.

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Speaking to the media in Monte-Carlo before he was forced to withdraw due to Coronavirus, Medvedev called Roland Garros' decision to delay the start of the tournament by one week "a bit ridiculous."

France is currently in a national lockdown after a recent COVID-19 spike, but Medvedev doesn't see how a one-week postponement will make a major impact.

"Yes, I was surprised. I'm a bit surprised because if we talk about rules, about the French Open, not the French Open itself, but the country and the government, what does it change if we do it a week later?" Medvedev said. "We're talking about COVID here. I'm not sure it will change anything."



"I must say it's a bit ridiculous. But not on the part of the French Federation or the government, it's just the general situation. When you look at that way, it gives you the feeling that if you postpone by one week, the COVID will disappear in one week. There are many rules. Sometimes there might have to be some exceptions."

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The Australian Open finalist said he hopes to use the extra week to train and breakthrough for his first win in Paris, but suggests the French Open rescheduling could impact players for grass season.

"As a player anyway, I prefer that because it will give me an extra week to prepare," Medvedev said. "I'm going to try to use the two weeks after Rome to really prepare well and have a good trip there. We'll see what they're going to do for the grass court season.

I'm not talking about me, but a player who is going to the quarterfinals in the French Open will be in a bad situation or the grass court season. In that case he will only be able to play Wimbledon. It's never easy to play only one tournament in the grass court season."

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