Maxime Cressy: The paradox is Daniil Medvedev calling my game boring

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Maxime Cressy: The paradox is Daniil Medvedev calling my game boring

USA's Maxime Cressy says players are scared to go the net and adds he is not someone who wants to play long rallies. Cressy, a 6 foot 6 inch American, is becoming known on the Tour for his serve and volley game style. Cressy has had success this year, making his first ATP final at the Melbourne Summer Set.

“It’s obviously a much more grueling sport when you play from the baseline, but I think it’s also because most players are scared to go to the net and there’s many opportunities in every rally to come in, but no one comes in," Cressy said, per The Palm Beach Post.

Daniil Medvedev tried to trash talk Cressy

World No. 2 Medvedev was getting frustrated by Cressy's game style so he tried to get the American out of rhythm by trash talking him. Medvedev eventually escaped with a 6-2 7-6 (4) 6-7 (4) 7-5 win over Cressy.

“That’s why they’re stuck in those 30-to-40 stroke rallies. That’s why they stay back, and they win all their matches because they’re better than all of those guys at the baseline," Cressy said.

"I believe there needs to be a new way of winning for people to start seeing tennis as more exciting and thrilling. … The paradox is Medvedev calling my game boring, even though most people actually love to see that style come back”.

Cressy, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 59 in the world, has said multiple times this year that his goal is to reach the top spot. “From the start of my professional tour and before COVID, my vision was to be No.

1, so I knew I would be climbing and eventually have the opportunity to be the top guy,’’ Cressy said. “That win gave me extra confidence that I could actually make it and have the level to be in the Top 10”.