Former world No. 1 Andy Murray says Daniil Medvedev "looks very unorthodox" but he really likes watching the Russian. Medvedev is now a big-time player as he captured his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open and last week he rose to the No.
1 ranking for the first time in his career. “I really like watching Daniil Medvedev. He looks very unorthodox and I like people that are not like he's not a textbook tennis player. He hits with strange technique, but he's unbelievably smart on the court, moves very well and he knows where to hit the ball," Murray told the Moselle Open.
Murray also likes watching Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz
Fair to say Murray likes what the new generation brings as he also named Tsitsipas, Alcaraz and Lorenzo Musetti from the group of younger players he likes to watch.
“I like watching Sefanos Tsitsipas. I think he has a great game. I liked watching Carlos Alcaraz as well. I think he's obviously a little bit younger, but I think he's going to be great for tennis. I think he's a top player.
I like a lot of Musetti on clay too," Murray said. Murray is a two-time Wimbledon champion, while he became the first tennis player ever to win back-to-back gold medals after winning the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, respectively.
“The Olympics was a very unique experience and atmosphere, playing at Wimbledon in front of like an old British crowd. […] Whereas when I won Wimbledon the first time, I just felt extremely relieved and really didn't enjoy it as much as I wish I had done," Murray explained.
This week, Murray reunited with coach Ivan Lendl - who guided him to three Grand Slam titles and the No. 1 ranking. "He was considered to be mentally very strong. He didn't show any emotions on the court. […] But he said he used to sometimes vomit before he went on the court, but then people would see him and think ‘oh, he looks like he's quite relaxed," Murray said of Lendl.