It has not been an incredibly productive season for Daniil Medvedev. Or at least, he’s faded since the Australian Open final and close win over Rafael Nadal. Even closing well, despite the defeats in the photo, the ATP Finals in Turin ends.
In short: during a long interview with Eurosport, the Russian tennis player talked about how being inspired by Carlos Alcaraz could be one of the “tricks” to getting back to winning. Seriously win.
“When you are confident of winning matches, you automatically become a favorite even in Grand Slam tournaments, but Carlos was not playing his best tennis before the US Open, and with the talent and game he had, he was able to do it in spite of everything.” He made it clear.
“That’s what I think of myself. I know I can play tennis well, I know I can beat anyone on a good day and I know I can win a Grand Slam because I did it against Novak.” [Djokovic] When he was going to Calendar Slam [al 2021 US Open].
Obviously, Medvedev is once again focused on the Australian Open final with Nadal. Even if he had already made it clear extensively how indulging in the past is a mistake that should not be made in order to improve ‘I could have played better, overall, but that’s not where I missed the game.
He played a good game that day, especially with time. Obviously it wasn’t easy for me to come to terms with that defeat, but I love Australia and can’t wait to see how this year goes.”
The Russian then also talked about his tactical improvements over the past few months. He also explained how “undoing” helped him. “I changed something because I felt it was necessary.
Against Kyrgios, for example, I felt very aggressive and that helped him take action. There are things I’m working on that I hope to be able to put into practice as soon as possible” Photo Credit: Getty Images
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