Daniil Medvedev: 'I had zero chances against Rafael Nadal in Montreal'


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Daniil Medvedev: 'I had zero chances against Rafael Nadal in Montreal'

Daniil Medvedev commented on how he approaches his matches. The Russian player said: "My mentality is always I take every match the same, from the first round, because I always say if you lose in the first round you won't be in the final, so why to take it differently? I mean, talking about the final against Rafael Nadal (in Montreal), tough one.

I would say actually don't have any regrets. I mean, if it would be 7-6 in the third, then I would be sitting here, and, Yeah, I had my chances. I had zero chances. Against Nicky (Kyrgios), I had my chances. I didn't use them.

I'm going to go out there tomorrow and be ready to fight, be consistent, and hopefully, I can be the winner. "I would say lately my game tactic and plan is to not taking too many risks," continued Medvedev. "But today was the case.

Is it the Russian mentality? Yeah, probably, because when you see my second serves, as I say, it was not that I was scared of something, like, scared, I don't know, to just put the second serve in. It was really just taking risks and was a good risk.

So maybe it has something with the Russian mentality." He was inspired by the whole environment: "The atmosphere of the stands around you makes the ball go different. I would say flies less. Other courts had to kind of keep the ball down so it doesn't go out.

Here it was different. I had to push it further so it doesn't go in the net. That's what I did in the first few games. I just couldn't feel the ball. But now I'm used to it, so tomorrow I'm ready."