How Medvedev Dipped His Paddle in the Pool to Get to the Russian Grand Prix
Medvedev Daniil has been making the rounds on the social networking sites like Instagram, and Twitter recently. He recently posted a picture of himself with his son resting on a beach in an Instagram photo that went viral almost instantaneously. The caption read, „My son is currently playing tennis with a coach from our new hotel in St. Petersburg. Hope you enjoy the game.”
There are many things that make the internet so exciting today. I have to share with you that it has been very interesting to see how Medvedev Daniil responded to these pictures. He did not seem particularly happy about the whole situation. In fact, he made some rather insulting comments about our system of governance.
There was no immediate word from Russia on the matter but according to my sources close to Medvedev, the head of the Russian State Duma, Aleksey Mnitsin, is not happy about the photos. According to my information, the head of the government’s counselor for communications, Mr. Dmitry Peskov, is now considering launching a charm offensive to distract attention from the mounting international tensions due to the Ukraine crisis. The reason why Medvedev should be worried about the Instagram post is because it could be another potential way for him to get impeached. Many believe Medvedev is already feeling the heat from his own side of the palace.
As it turns out, Medvedev is a tennis player. Back in 1992 he was number one. This puts him in the same frame as world tennis players like Roger Federer and Andre Agassi. The question is, does he have what it takes to win the Russian National Tennis Team? Currently he is tied for the lowest career highest points lead with Andre Agassi. However, it seems that Medvedev may have more in him to win the Russian National Tennis Team Title.
First of all, let’s look at unseeded #1 seed Alexander Zverev. The Serb has been playing very well recently, but he has not beaten a top tier opponent yet. Even if he does defeat challenger Marinescu, who is considered a formidable opponent, it will hardly be a cause for celebration in the Russian capital. The same goes for unseeded German player Christoph Koncicky. Koncicky has only one major career tournament win, in the qualifying rounds of the US open, although he has qualified for the main tournament six times.
If there is a new challenger to emerge, it is probably going to be Andreja Moskovskiy. The former junior world tennis champion from Sciencespoort has also spent some time coaching at the same university as medvedev. Recently Moskovskiy has announced that he is planning to challenge medvedev for the Russian National Tennis Team Title in later 2021. Should he succeed, he will become the second man after Kasparov, to have two consecutive titles on the trot for the Russian Federation.
Currently the highest ranked men’s seed in the US is eighth seed Peter Polack. Currently the highest ranking women’s seed is #3 Vesa Toshiba. While it would certainly be nice to see either of these players win, it is doubtful that either of them will win the Russian titles. If that is the situation, then it might be best for medvedev to stick to his promise and focus on preparing for the US open rather than focusing on preparing for any other singles tournaments that are to follow the ones he will be defending at the French and Wimbledon tournaments. For now though, the focus should remain on trying to qualify for the Russian championships, which will surely be the next step for Daniil Medvedev and him becoming a tennis player of distinction.
In addition to following up on his recent US Open victory, medvedev should also make sure to post some pictures from all of his previous tournaments. The caption should read „medvedev playing for russian us open, etc”. This is something that many tennis players in the US and other countries have been doing recently in order to promote their upcoming tournaments. While Medvedev may not be able to make it to France and Wimbledon this time around, he does have another year of practice leading up to them in order to make that trip possible in the future. Many tennis players forget to post their photos from major tournaments, but it should be done with every opportunity. Whether or not he qualifies for the Russian finals remains to be seen, but for now he has already won the most important one there is to win.