Daniil Medvedev: 'US Open final vs Rafa Nadal stays in your body and mind'

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Daniil Medvedev: 'US Open final vs Rafa Nadal stays in your body and mind'

Daniil Medvedev spoke about the recent successes he has had. The Russian reached Washington, Montreal and US Open finals and won titles in Cincinnati and St. Petersburg. Talking to reporters in Shanghai on Sunday, the Moscow native said: ”With the results I achieved… that changed a lot of things inside of me because I always said that experience is key.

Before the US Open, I’d never been in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam. So being there, winning these matches, getting in the final and playing this five-set match against Rafa, for sure it stays inside your body, inside your mind.

Hopefully, for any other tournaments, I can just gain this confidence [and] experience, and be ready for every match I play because of it." On his mental trainer, Medvedev added: "He has helped me a lot to be more focussed on the tennis court, on the goal to win the match than on other distractions.

Even when there are other distractions, I still try to have the main focus on the victory and that’s why I win so much”. On the popularity he has been getting, Medvedev concluded: ”I actually do not take it as a positive or a negative because it's kind of normal.

I just have to do my best to handle my obligations and then step up on the tennis court and try to win the match. No matter if you drop [in the ATP Rankings] or if you go higher, there are going to be different situations in your life that you have to deal with and still be able to play good on the tennis court. Hopefully, I’m just going to be better and better on the court”.