‘In practice I have been playing amazing,’ says Daniil Medvedev ahead of Roland Garros

Daniil Medvedev says he is ‘playing amazing’ in practice at the French Open, where he is yet to win a match.

Medvedev is the second seed at Roland Garros despite losing all four of the matches he has played there before.

He has also made little secret of the fact he dislikes playing on clay because he believes it does not suit his game or his physique.

However, he says that despite all that he is still heading into the tournament with ‘expectations.’

“I have to say coming here was my first practice yesterday, I was playing amazing so far,” Medvedev told the media in Paris.

“I feel like, I don’t know if maybe the balls change or it’s the conditions.

“Last year we had these Wilson balls which are supposed to suit me, but it was like five degrees when I played my match so I had almost no chance to do anything against a great player like [Marton] Fucsovics.

“So far [in practice] I have been playing amazing. I mean, I didn’t feel that it was clay. I was playing like on hard courts, and hopefully, I mean, I have some expectations.

“Most important is to play good. I really like the conditions here so far, and looking forward to having a great tournament, to be honest.”

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