Modi praises Medvedev’s sportsman spirit

Modi praises Medvedev’s sportsman spirit

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New Delhi, Sep 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while addressing his monthly radio program 'Mann Ki Baat', praised Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev's sportsman spirit despite losing and hailed the humility of Rafael Nadal who won his fourth US Open title on September 8.

"Being an ordinary citizen, whatever affects you has the same effect on me as well. Hence I too heard the speech and watched the tennis match between Nadal and Medvedev. Sheer simplicity and maturity displayed by Medvedev touched everyone," Modi said.

"It surely stirred me. He won hearts with humility and simplicity; an epitome of the spirit of sportsmanship in the truest sense that he is, in letter and spirit," PM Modi said while speaking of Medvedev.

The Prime Minister also urged the countrymen to hear Medvedev's speech and lauded his demeanour. "This young player has won the hearts of people across the globe,'' he said. Earlier this month, Nadal defeated Medvedev in five-set thriller for fourth US Open and his 19th career Grand Slam title. (UNI)