Daniil Medvedev was asked how he manages to put pressure on his opponents on a consistent basis. The Russian player, who won two titles - St. Petersburg and Cincinnati - and lost three finals - Washington, Montreal and US Open - over the last two months said:"It’s difficult to say.
I have matches like this every time, so I think it is because of my game style. I heard that Egor Gerasimov said about me that I am like an octopus – I cling and do not let go. This is true, I try to create as many problems as possible for the opponent, and very often in the second set, they just drop because of it.
My opponents were never broken in the first three rounds, all matches were very difficult, but today I did what I do most of the times. I managed to break Coric’s game with my tactics and my game. Then we saw errors that he shouldn’t have made, that’s why I ended up winning."
"No matter who I play with, I try to play at my best from the first ball to the last", continued Medvedev. "For example, Egor Gerasimov, he looks like a Top 50 player in terms of his game, he starts firing aces and you can’t handle it, even if you usually return well.
You say to yourself: “Well, how is it, why does he play in such an accurate way?”. Speaking about the way I prepare for the match, I prepare for each opponent in the same way, regardless if he is Rafa Nadal or Egor Gerasimov."