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Medvedev eyes FPL title after a Grand Slam

27 Nov 2020
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New ATP Finals champion reveals his passion for Fantasy and his ambitions to rise to the top

Fresh from celebrating a superb title at the ATP Finals in London, tennis player Daniil Medvedev just wanted to talk to us about Fantasy Premier League and how he can get his FPL team to be as good as he is on the court.

And the Russian reveals that FPL has helped him climb to an ATP ranking of fourth in the world.

"It can be tough [to balance FPL with my tennis schedule] ... but when I have a tennis match to play, to relax beforehand I watch a football match and run from the stress," he says on the latest FPL Show. "It really helps a lot."

Although perhaps not when Medvedev sees his transfers backfire, a feeling familiar to millions of fellow managers.

"My problem sometimes is that I sell a player who then scores a lot of points," he says. "But I try to risk it as I don't like to have the same team as all the other guys in the leagues.

"It's high risk and high rewards but many times I lose big points because of this!" 

Medvedev beat Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on his way to winning last week's ATP Finals, his ninth ATP singles triumph, and while he has his eyes on claiming a first Grand Slam title, being No 1 in Fantasy is not far behind in the ambitions of a man who finished last season in the top 200,000 managers. 

"I'd have to go for a Grand Slam [over winning FPL]. But imagine that on the same day I find out I'm the first in Fantasy. That for sure would be the happiest day of my life!"

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