Daniil Medvedev Indian Wells 2022

“I want to improve everything” – Daniil Medvedev reveals his two greatest strengths

Newly crowned World number one Daniil Medvedev has explained the key factors he feels have had the biggest influence on him reaching the pinnacle of the sport

Daniil Medvedev is playing his first tournament as officially the best tennis player in the world and has explained that “wanting to improve everything” and “consistency” are the main factors that have helped made the difference in his tennis career.

Speaking in his post match interview after a routine win at the Indian Wells Masters, Medvedev was asked about his greatest strenghts when he said,

“I want to improve in everything. But if we try to pick one thing, if we’re talking about really being much better, that’s always the mental part. I feel like I can always be better, maybe learn from some of the greats because, well, many of them were better than me mentally, in many things.

“That’s also the part of success. Comparing to even two years ago, three years ago, I’m much better right now in focusing on the match, just trying to win the match because that’s the most important.

“If we talk about my tennis, I think, yeah, my greatest strengths is consistency. I think in tennis it’s really important. You can hit a lot of winners, you can play real aggressive, but if you make one winner, one unforced errors, probably you’re going to lose the match. You have to make maybe three winners and one unforced error or something like this.

“Yeah, I think I’m pretty good at keeping the ball in play.”

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