"I really don't know what I should do"

The most recent Grand Slam champion Daniil Medvedev is not feeling particularly great Down Under despite entering his second consecutive quarterfinal at the Australian Open. After being put to the ultimate test against unseeded American Maxime Cressy in his latest match and using choice words out on the court, the Russian seems to be more fired up than ever in Melbourne.

His frustration has extended to court assignments.

“I really don’t know what I should do to play on center courts," he told press following his fourth-round victory.

The highest seed at the major event and last year's finalist is understandably upset by being placed on Margaret Court Arena for his second straight match. It's pushed him to talk to the tournament, something he rarely does.


"I usually don't do it, because I don't want to put pressure or anything on anybody," Medvedev said. "I rarely ask for the time or the court unless somebody comes to me and says, where you want to play and when? Then I'm like, okay, this time on this court. But in Grand Slams it for sure doesn't always work like this.

"You can always ask but I usually don't do it. I asked probably one of the first times here for this tournament one time and I got it."

It has the world No. 2 wondering if he must request the court each time going forward, and that's not something he particularly is fond of.

"Maybe I have to ask every time. But I don't really want to be the guy who asks every time, put me on Rod Laver or I'm gonna be unhappy," he said.

Next up for Medvedev is Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime who he has beaten on all three occasions. Most recently, the two squared off at this year's ATP Cup and he posted a dominating 6-4, 6-0 scoreline. Will the two grab Rod Laver Arena? Only time will tell.