We have been in the national team for seven or six years. I'm glad to be here, I joined the team later because of a fever, so I trained on Thursday and Friday. We do not feel like favorites, especially because we are not the strongest team.
We came here to do our best to play our best tennis and to survive the group stage. I feel no pressure. The biggest pressure is the one you exert on yourself. I can not promise that I will reach a decisive point, but I can guarantee that I will do my best to prepare myself.
"Coric may meet Rafael Nadal on Wednesday, but he does not think Spanish is the favorite just because he has more experience." We are also quite experienced. We have been touring for a long time and there are older people too.
I also like the format because in the past few years, if I were to play Davis Cup, I would not play the following two weeks. Coach Vladimir Kamelzon said about Russian Daniil Medvedev: "He still has many things to work on.
He made a great mental and physical effort to get where he had come from. The defeat to Nadal was not normal, but you keep going. I think the Russian team can handle well Khachanov and Rublev, Donskoy, who can play well in doubles as well. "