World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has tried to clarify why it is harder for him to play on clay than on laborious. Medvedev, who made it previous Rafael Nadal on the ATP rating record this Monday, prefers laborious and grass over clay. Medvedev, who was withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters after testing optimistic for the coronavirus, kicked off his clay season final week on the Madrid Masters.
Medvedev beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in his Madrid opener, earlier than shedding to Cristian Garin. “Yeah, about clay, it is every little thing, truly, as a result of for some gamers, and I do know it as a result of additionally they say it, you understand, for some gamers laborious courts will be robust by way of accidents, by way of physique, so for me it is clay,” Medvedev stated.
“Each time I play first tournaments on clay it is actually robust on my physique, as a result of I really feel like, yeah, my recreation shouldn’t be tailored to it, so I’ve to drive my physique, my pictures. My muscle mass to do one thing they aren’t used to.
Bodily and mentally in tennis it is very robust, so I want time to get used to, to adapt.”
Medvedev proud of Madrid marketing campaign
Previous to the Davidovich Fokina win, Medvedev was 0-2 Madrid. Medvedev got here to Madrid with the objective of successful a minimum of one match on the match.
“I really feel like Madrid was match lastly. Match with Garin was good match additionally, even when I misplaced. So hopefully I can get some confidence going an increasing number of,” Medvedev stated. “About Roland Garros, I imply, to be trustworthy, it is final yr that it was in unusual dates, so this yr it is regular clay season with the entire tournaments being held.
So I really feel like, yeah, I really feel prefer it’s good. It is only a pity that one week grass court docket was taken due to this.”