Former world No. 1 Andy Murray was slicing a lot against Daniil Medvedev but it didn't bring him much success as the Russian claimed a 6-4 6-2 win over the three-time Grand Slam champion in the Miami second round. After the match, Medvedev was asked whether the slice shot is a good tactic to use against him.
"You know, it's a tough question, because it depends when it's used, how it's used, and by who. I mean, for example, you know, like I think Dominic Thiem likes to use slice against me, and then after the matches he's saying, 'Yeah, I feel like it's a good tactic against Daniil.'
But he has one of the best slices in the world, so, yeah, when he slices, it's not easy for me," Medvedev said. "But usually it's like kind of every shot. You know serve and volley, what else can we do, dropshots, anything can work well if you do it good."
Medvedev on reaching the No. 1 ranking
Medvedev officially became the No. 1 for the first time in his career on February 28. In Miami, Medvedev was asked how the little kid inside him would feel about achieving the goal of becoming No.
1. "He [the little kid] would be really happy. You know, I mean when you grow up, you change some of the perspectives I would say. Maybe sometimes, you have to remember this little kid who was dreaming. Even let's say the Australian Open final which was a tough moment, if I would know about it in six years and they would ask me if you wanna live this moment or would prefer not to live it and not have this disappointment and everything, probably, I would say I want to live it still," Medvedev said on Tennis Channel.
Medvedev lost the No. 1 ranking last Monday but he will reclaim the top spot if he reaches at the least the semifinal in Miami.