Top-ranked Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev says he is always focused on the present and what he can do to put himself in a position to win matches. After back-to-back first round exits at Hamburg and the French Open, Medvedev made the St.
Petersburg round-of-16 and last week lost in the Vienna quarterfinal. Despite his poor form, Medvedev says he is not bothered by his recent results and he wants to make a deep run at the Paris Masters. "I don't really like to live in the past.
Either it was good or bad, I want to move on. I want to think more about the future,” Medvedev told the ATP website. “What I'm doing in the present, when I'm in practice or a match, I just want to do the best I can.
So in the future it will also help. Even if you lose some matches, if you work hard then in the future it's going to come back”. Last year, Medvedev made a total of nine finals and won four titles. This year, he has yet to make a final.
"Of course the higher you go, the tougher it is,” Medvedev acknowledged. “I want to say that even if I lost something, I for sure won something, also. I try to progress every day, and then to see, to look for the future."
Medvedev says he is ready for the last part of the season
Medvedev, seeded at No. 3, has a first round bye in Paris as he awaits the winner of the match between Kevin Anderson and Laslo Djere. "I'm feeling not so bad.
Of course, [my] confidence could be a little bit higher when you go further in the tournaments. But physically and mentally I feel ready for the end of the season. I don't feel burnt out, so that's the most important [thing],” Medvedev said.
“I'm ready to fight and ready to show my best”. The ATP suspended the season mid-March and the Tour restarted in late-August. "When we came back it was [a] different situation. It still is. Tournaments are still a little bit different,” Medvedev said.
“It was tougher to, in one way, schedule the season. When I say this, usually you know how the season goes. You have your preseason, then you play tournaments. You know when you go to vacation. You know when you come back from vacation.
“This season is really different. So it's tough to compare to other seasons. So talking about me as a player, I'm trying to progress every day”.