French Open Day 11 - Andrei Medvedev Interview: 20 years since reaching the Roland Garros Final

It’s been 20 years since Andrei Medvedev, ranked No.100 in the world, beat Pete Sampras and Gustavo Kuerten to reach the final at Roland Garros. Matt spoke to him to find out his memories of that run.

Is it true that just a few weeks earlier he had told Andre Agassi that he wanted to quit tennis? How did it feel to then be across the net from Agassi in the French Open final? And what caused him to lose a two-set lead on that day?

In an in-depth interview, Medvedev also opens up about how his happy love life brought out his best tennis, and whether he has any regrets about his career.

Finally, he also gives his views on tennis today. What does he think of on-court coaching? Does he see similarities between himself and Alexander Zverev? What does he make of the Davis Cup changes? Who is he predicting to win this year’s French Open? And how many Grand Slams does he think Federer, Nadal and Djokovic still have left in them?

There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout Roland Garros, the Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with The Telegraph. 

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