Daniil Medvedev continued his impeccable start at Roland Garros by beating the impressive Laslo Djere in round two.
Medvedev has never made any secret of the fact clay is his least favourite surface, with him still awaiting his first title on the red dirt.
He came into the French Open largely under the radar but after two rounds he is still yet to drop a set.
The most recent of those came against Serbian Djere on Thursday, with Medvedev running out a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Medvedev has grown tired of being known as a poor clay-courter, and has reportedly grown resolved to improving his game on the surface.
And, after another impressive display in Paris, it certainly looks like he is making progress there.
“I have a lot more to do to be remembered like you,” Medvedev told Mats Wilander on court after the match. “and I am happy you like my style of play.
“I think Laslo was playing better clay court tennis, it was a tough match, and I am happy to win. I don’t know if it was cramp but I tried to make him play more balls.
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“He makes a mistake or makes a winner some time. I was not totally confident. It’d definitely not easy.”
Daniil Medvedev tends to struggle on clay due to his flat-hitting style. Where as on hardcourts that tends to skid off the surface and gather pace, clay takes pace off the shot.
In fact, all but one of his career titles have come on hardcourts with the other coming on grass.
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