Daniil Medvedev set to secure place at US Open 2021 after cash dispute

Medvedev has reached one WTA final – the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in 2016

Qualifier Daniil Medvedev is set to secure a place at the 2021 US Open after admitting he was struggling for cash.

The 22-year-old last week narrowly failed to reach the quarter-finals at the Citi Open after a marathon four-set win over Nikoloz Basilashvili.

But Medvedev is still in touch with Tennis Integrity Unit officials and is set to receive a cheque for around $90,000.

He is expected to receive much more after the tournament.

“I will try everything I can to be ready for New York 2021,” he said.

“I met with Tennis Integrity Unit, they talk with me a lot. I am trying to work hard, but they give me $90,000 (about £65,000). It is a little gift, but I will be ready.”

Medvedev made his Davis Cup debut for Russia against Spain in April 2016 and later reached his first ATP Tour final in Cincinnati, losing to Czech player Tomas Berdych.

The remainder of his 2019 tournament schedule has yet to be announced, but he confirmed his ambition to play at the 2020 French Open and Wimbledon.

“I have my ambition to play at the French Open and Wimbledon next year,” he said.

“I like to challenge myself. I try to play as much as I can.”

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