Coach explains real differences between Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic

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Coach explains real differences between Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic

Tennis coach Viktor Yanchuk commented on Daniil Medvedev's third round loss to Novak Djokovic at last month's Australian Open. The Russian was just the second player who won a set against Djokovic in the tournament besides Denis Shapovalov.

"I think in the beginning Medvedev played well", said Yanchuk. "He is already a high ranked player from one side and from the other side, he is above purely mentally than other players. He lacks a little bit of confidence in himself, he lacks an offensive game and a physical strength.

But he is on a good path and the future seems bright for him. Does he have a chance to reach the ATP Finals? Yeah, that's only the beginning of the year. Everything depends on how he will perform. But he needs to be dedicated and feels angry on a sports level.

Probably, with another opponent, Dani would have had more chances, but he needs big wins. Our tennis players won Grand Slams and so our standards are extremely high. For us, it's important to always win.' Meanwhile, Elena Vesnina confirmed she will play an exhibition match with Sharapova in a Russian city next year, as a part of the country's tour that the five-time Grand Slam winner is planning to do.

"All this is going through negotiations, but I can confirm that this match is planned." Djokovic will compete at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells next. The world No. 1 is enjoying some well-deserved rest in Serbia with his family