Daniil Medvedev: 'I have more chances to beat Goffin than Rafael Nadal'


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Daniil Medvedev: 'I have more chances to beat Goffin than Rafael Nadal'

Daniil Medvedev spoke about how it will feel to face a player like David Goffin who is playing great but doesn't have the same career achievements as one of the Big Three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

"I don't feel any extra pressure or in contrary any extra confidence that I'm playing Goffin and not, for example, Rafa. But probably in percentage changes, yes, I have a better chance to win against David than against Rafa, but it does not mean that I cannot lose," said the Moscow native.

Asked if his arm issues concern him, Medvedev replied: "At this moment, no. After, I'm going to see the physio, but as soon as he makes something, then I have to always repeat it was even not the three minutes, so I didn't break anybody's rhythm or anything.

It felt much better. I think it was just that the humidity was more today. The ball gets heavier. When you hit a 130-mile serve, well, it hurts your arm, to be honest." Asked the importance of his coach Gilles Cervara, Medvedev replied: "Super important, because we started working kind of, like, intermediately just with him two years ago, I mean, before the start of the '17/'18.

Since then I was only improving my game, and even when I didn't have the results that we wanted, we were always there together for each other, and he just, every day, he's on the court with me. He's trying to find a way to make me play better, and I try to listen to him, even though it's tough sometimes player/coach relationship. He's probably the most important guy on the team, and I see him more than my wife."