Daniil Medvedev spoke about how drug tests work in tennis. The Moscow native revealed something interesting. "Karen Khachanov got 32 tests last year, more than anyone, I was the seventh with 26. I think it's because of the progresses we made.
But we do not get a too big attention. One of the recent drug tests was after the US Open final. I heard the fight against doping is not as active as it is in other sports. It's not true", the world No. 4 confessed. Asked which advices he follows for taking substances, Medvedev replied: "For it, there is a person on my team - a Gilles (Cervara, coach)'s friend who helps me with diet, daily routines, health issues, but he does not want his name to be known publicly.
Together we analyze what advices by him work and what do not." On his relationship with Karen Khachanov, Medvedev added: "He is my close friend. We have been knowing each other since we were nine or ten years old and we spent a lot of time together.
Same thing for Andrey Rublev. On a professional tour almost all the players have a good relationship but they are still divided in groups per language. I speak French but it's not my native language and I do not belong to the French culture.
So I communicate more with Russians, Belarusians and Ukranians. Last week in St. Petersburg I spent several nights with Evgeny Donskoy and his wife, Karen Khachanov and his team. We spoke, played cards."