‘Sometimes good tennis is not enough’ – Daniil Medvedev identifies key weakness in his game

Daniil Medvedev says he needs to become better in the ‘clutch’ moments if he is to take his tennis to the next level.

Medvedev has established himself as one of the top players on the ATP Tour, and he backed that up by winning the Paris Masters last week.

That win was important for his confidence going into the ATP Finals, but he says he has a very clear idea of where he needs to improve.

“Any tournament that you play before is really important,” Medvedev said. “I managed to win all the matches I played [in Paris] showing good tennis so I have confidence in what I am doing on the court right now.”

“Even if you show good tennis sometimes it’s not enough. You have to be really clutch in important moments which I wasn’t last year. I have to be better this year.

“This is the only tournament in the year where you play someone from top 10 straightaway.

“You need to be strong from the first point of the tournament to the last one.”

Medvedev, along with compatriot Andrey Rublev, will be attempting to become the first Russian for 11 years to win the ATP Finals this week.

That was the first year the event was held in London, and he hopes fate loves symmetry.

“I saw that [Nikolay] Davydenko won when the tournament was first in London so hopefully we can close it with a Russian win. I think it is possible.

“It’s not often a country has two players here. It is great for Russian tennis. Hopefully we can face each other because we are in different groups and that means we have both done well.”

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