June 21, 2024
Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev shares his thoughts on Cachin asking Nadal for a shirt.
Daniil Medvedev has come to Pedro Cachin’s defense as he believes the Argentinian definitely made a classy gesture when he decided to politely ask Rafael Nadal if he had something for him following their match.

Earlier this week, 29-year-old Cachin went viral after he stopped Nadal at the net following their Madrid Open third-round match and asked the 22-time Grand Slam champion if there was something he could maybe give him as a souvenir.

“Thank you very much! You’ve made my dream come true, thank you. I don’t know if this is protocol or not, but I wanted to ask you, could I keep your shirt or a towel or something?” Cachin asked Nadal at the net.

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Pedro Cachin and Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal, who claimed a 6-1 6-7 (5) 6-3 win over Cachin, came through for the Argentinian, giving the 29-year-old one of his shirts. Later, Cachin pictured the gift and posted it on his Instagram Story and also humbly expressed grattitude to Nadal for his gesture.
While many thoughts of Cachin’s act as something that was done in a humble manner, there were some who thought of the Argentinian’s move as something that a competitor should never do.

Most notably, Jiri Lehecka – who sent Nadal packing out of Madrid in the round-of-16 – said he thought of Cachin’s act as “weird” and something that he would not do after a match.

“That was pretty fun from Pedro. I felt like it was a classy move, which we don’t have in tennis. I don’t think I ever had it,” Medvedev told The National.

Medvedev thinks Cachin didn’t do anything wrong in asking Nadal for a souvenir
When addressing the Cachin and Nadal situation, former world No. 1 Medvedev revealed that there was also one situation in the past when a player asked him for a shirt. At the time, Medvedev had no issues in giving one of his shirts but he was short-handed on his shirts and politely told the player to ask him after the tournament ends.
Also, Medvedev shared that he is not into asking others for souvenirs because if he started doing that, he would start collecting it in a big way and not just from a few players.

“I think someone once asked me, it was in a Grand Slam. I don’t think I gave him because I had like five T-shirts, it was like in Australia or US Open, one of the two, and it was humid and I said, ‘Look, after the tournament ask me and I’ll do it no problem,'” Medvedev added.

“I would never have wanted to from one person. If I would do it, I would start collecting, five, 10, here and there. Not my thing to do it with one person. So I would collect many, if it would become a thing.”
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