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Australian Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev hopes his victory within the ultimate will deliver “ nice success ” to Russia

Russian gamers are on the prime of tennis, after three of them attain the quarter-finals in Melbourne. Medvedev is on a 20-game unbeaten streak, together with 4 wins in Russia’s ATP Cup-winning marketing campaign.

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev indicators autographs after beating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas within the Australian Open semi-final. AP

Melbourne: Tennis star Daniil Medvedev stated on Friday he hoped to land a “nice success” for Russia within the Australian Open ultimate at a time when the nation’s flag and anthem are banned in worldwide sport.

Medvedev, 25, who will face eight-time winner Novak Djokovic on Sunday, stated he didn’t perceive why the Russian flag wouldn’t be flown at this 12 months’s Olympics.

However he stated he wished to point out the children that Russia could be a “nice tennis nation”.

Russia’s flag and anthem are excluded from worldwide occasions till December 2022 – together with the Tokyo Olympics, the Beijing Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in Qatar – as a punishment for severe doping violations.

“I hope will probably be a giant success for the nation, once more for tennis, as a result of that is what we attempt to do as tennis gamers,” stated Medvedev, after beating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 within the semi-finals.

“We wish the children to play tennis. We wish the children to know that Russia could be a nice tennis nation, and that is crucial. It is probably the most pleasing a part of the success we’re in. “

Russian gamers are on the prime of tennis, after three of them attain the quarter-finals in Melbourne. Medvedev is on a 20-game unbeaten streak, together with 4 wins in Russia’s ATP Cup-winning marketing campaign.

“Once we discuss tennis, we do not have all of those restrictions,” Medvedev stated of the flag ban.

“Tennis is such a person sport … All of us have our particular person groups, so we’re not (competing on behalf of) the Russian Federation.

“Once we go, for instance, to the Olympics, as tennis gamers, we can’t actually perceive why we won’t say ‘Russia’, why we won’t see our flag.

“I am Russian. Why cannot I say it? It is politics. I do not match into that.”

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