PM Modi is inspired by tennis star Medvedev: Here's why
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts a radio show on All India Radio (AIR), named 'Mann Ki Baat', where he talks about a host of issues. In the latest episode, he brought on the reference of 2019 US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev, where PM Modi stated the tennis star's speech post the loss was inspiring and everyone should watch it. Here's what Modi said.
PM Modi said that he was stirred by Medvedev's speech following the conclusion of final, besides stating that the latter won hearts with his 'humility and simplicity'. Modi also hailed his sportsmanship 'an epitome in the truest sense'. "Being an ordinary citizen, whatever affects you, has the same effect on me as well. Sheer simplicity and maturity displayed by Medvedev touched everyone," he said.
PM Modi said that he was also in awe of humility shown by the winner of the 2019 US Open, Rafael Nadal. On this particular final, Modi said "These are moments that go way beyond winning and losing, where victory and defeat cease to matter. Looking at the loser's enthusiasm and the winner's humility in one match was worth watching."
"If you haven't heard Daniil Medvedev's speech yet, I urge you, especially the youth to watch this video. People across all ages and class will get to learn a lot from this," said Modi.
Medvedev is a Russian tennis player. Born in Moscow, he has been playing competitive tennis since 2015. He entered his maiden ATP tournament final in 2017 and has since managed to win six ATP titles, with all of the wins coming on hard courts. He also has a Masters win under his belt and is currently ranked fourth in ATP Singles Ranking.
Nadal started off in a dominating fashion, as he won the opening two sets 7-5, 6-3. However, he had to fight Medvedev off in those two. But, Medvedev was reluctant to give up and made a strong comeback, winning the next two 7-5, 6-4. The final set, however, saw Nadal going for the kill as he smartly won 6-4 to claim his 19th Slam.