There’s no guarantee Medvedev will continue to take the same position. He said when he reached the final of the Australian Open this year, he stood much closer to the line because he felt it was working better.
“If you see all of my matches, sometimes I change it up. Depends the opponent,” Medvedev said. “Being far back just gives me time to react to the serve. That’s as easy as that.”
SHELBY AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Shelby Rogers was exaggerating when she said she expected 9 million death threats on social media after her U.S. Open loss Monday.
She still wants it known that social media abuse exists.
Rogers brought up the issue in her press conference following her 6-2, 6-1 loss to Emma Raducanu in the fourth round. The American had knocked out No. 1 seed Ash Barty in her previous match but dropped 11 straight games Monday.
She discussed her feelings more Tuesday in social media posts.
“It wasn’t the intention for my 1 exaggerated statement to be highlighted-I just always try to answer the press truthfully,” Rogers wrote. “The amount of positive support I get vastly overshadows the online abuse but it’s important to be aware that it does exist so we can prepare & deal with it.”
Rogers added: “I’ll never run away from the negativity – it’s the reality of social media/gambling/sport but maybe we can expose it and teach each other how to beat it.”
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