Daniil Medvedev joked he wants to “stay in the bed for a few days watching TV 24 hours a day” after winning the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday.
Russian Medvedev followed up his semi-final win over Novak Djokovic by beating David Goffin to claim the biggest title of his career.
The ninth seed was a 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 winner in one hour 39 minutes and has guaranteed his place in the world’s top five in the new ATP rankings.
Medvedev – who had already reached finals in Washington and Montreal this summer – survived cramps and an on-court tantrum to clinch his first Masters 1000 title and now he plans a short rest before the US Open starts in eight days.
“I need some days off,” he said. “I’ve been playing tennis for so long in a row. I just need to stay in bed for a few days watching the TV 24 hours a day.
“Hopefully I can regroup and get to the US Open fresh.”
It was the second title of the year for Medvedev, who had lost on the past two Sundays – to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafael Nadal in Montreal.
“It would not be a good feeling if I lost three finals in a row so it’s just a relief and I’m so happy,” he said after playing his 16th match in 20 days.
“I started feeling cramps at 5-3 [in the second set], the first time in three weeks I started cramping, probably because of the nerves and it’s been 24 days in a row I played tennis.