Daniil Medvedev reveals what drove him to hire Gilles Simon

The Russian tennis player will be with the French former tennis team from now on at Indian Wells

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Daniil Medvedev reveals what drove him to hire Gilles Simon
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"When we started working together, I saw that he understood a lot about tennis. Many players don't even think about it. On the court, I think about myself a lot. And it's more about sensations, which are also a way of thinking.

Gilles, on the other hand, is able to explain in words why he saw a certain thing on the pitch. It's something few players know how to do. If you ask me why I had great service and then terrible service, I will tell you that I don't know, that it's a matter of luck. He can try to explain it, so it's really interesting."

With these words released to l'Equipe, Daniil Medvedev analyzed what he expects from Indian Wells and from his team. The Russian will appear at Indian Wells with the full team, for the second time, after the trip to Dubai. In addition to his historic coach Gilles Cervara, his box will be enriched by the presence of another character known to the world of tennis, that of Gilles Simon.

The Russian has already won his 2nd round match at the BNP Paribas Open, by beating the Spanish player Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets.

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Medvedev reveals hos now he enjoys changes in his life

The former world number one will try to win the Californian tournament, which is still missing from his already rich collection of titles belonging to the ATP Masters 1000 category

“It's clear that I come in with less confidence than last year, but I'm determined to make the most of this experience and do everything in my power to go the distance,” he added.

The Russian, despite not having a brilliant period, is not discouraged and looks at the game from a different perspective.

"What has changed the most in my mind in recent times is that I have learned to love tennis in all its circumstances, however difficult it is to manage the situations it sometimes brings me into. I enjoy the changes, I accept everything that comes my way and, if I have a bad moment, I try to convince myself that something better will come soon," he said.

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