Daniil Medvedev aims strong indoor-hard swing after US Open disappointment



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Daniil Medvedev aims strong indoor-hard swing after US Open disappointment

World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev is looking to bounce back during the indoor-hard swing after failing to impress during the North American hard court swing. Medvedev, who was among top favorites for the US Open title, failed to defend his title at Flushing Meadows after losing to Nick Kyrgios in the round-of-16.

After failing to defend his US Open and the 2,000 points, Medvedev plummeted from No.1 to the fourth spot. “It’s a very important part of the season for me,” Medvedev underlined, per Eurosport. “I really like playing indoors, so I only find positives in this part of the season.

Indoor is very different, you always have to adapt. Paris and the ATP Finals are obviously the biggest [events]. I will play three tournaments before Paris. I have great motivation. Of course, there is no Grand Slam ahead and it's the only time in the season where you play tournaments without a Slam coming.

But next year, the Australian Open will come very fast after the end of the season. So it's important to gain confidence at the end of the year. It’s the best way to prepare for next season and especially the Australian Open.

It’s important for me to take a lot of points indoors to be seeded as high as possible in Melbourne."

Medvedev is returning to action this week

Medvedev, 26, is set to debut on the indoor-hard courts of Metz this week.

In Metz, Medvedev is the top-seeded player and has a first round bye. The Metz player field doesn't really include many big names as Medvedev is definitely the top favorite for the title. Last year, Medvedev performed well during the indoor-hard swing but didn't win any titles - he finished runner-up at the Paris Masters and ATP Finals.

Winning Metz would certainly lift Medvedev's confidence levels and help him move on from what happened at the final Grand Slam event of the year.