“Not gonna cry,” Daniil Medvedev hoping the ‘ball flies’ in Miami after the slow courts in Indian Wells

Daniil Medvedev prepares himself for the upcoming challenges in the Miami Open.


“Not gonna cry,” Daniil Medvedev hoping the ‘ball flies’ in Miami after the slow courts in Indian Wells

Daniil Medvedev (Image Credit: AP News)

For the whole part of the Indian Wells Open 2023, Daniil Medvedev lamented the slow surface being used for the competition. But despite his complaints, he recorded his best performance in this tournament of his career. He reached the final of this tournament but lost to Carlos Alcaraz.

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As he prepares himself for the second tournament in the Sunshine Doubles, i.e. the Miami Open, media limelight will be on him. Hence, in a pre-tournament interaction with the journalists, he was asked if he is going to change his strategy coming into this tournament.

“I’ll definitely wait for a real match on a fast court to see if my court positioning works when the ball flies faster through the air and the opponent doesn’t have as much time to serve and volley or to play from the baseline. The courts are very fast here, so I’m not going to cry. In the Indian Wells final there was a time when I tried to play a little more aggressive, closer to the line, but on those two plays Carlos was serving bombs, so that didn’t bother me. not helped. It’s not that easy to change the dynamics of a match, from the outside it looks different,” Daniil Medvedev said hoping to get faster courts to play upon.

Daniil Medvedev will start his campaign in this tournament against Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain.

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Can Daniil Medvedev beat in-form Carlos Alcaraz in Miami?

Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz will play Indian Wells Open 2023 final (Image Credit: Tennis.com)
Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz will play Indian Wells Open 2023 final (Image Credit: Tennis.com)

Carlos Alcaraz is in red-hot form. He has reached the final of each ATP tournament he has played this season and already won two of them — the Argentina Open and the Indian Wells Open. Hence, it is expected that he will be able to make it to the final of the 2023 Miami Open.

Daniil Medvedev’s coach Gilles Cervara too, praised Carlos Alcaraz for his performance on the courts and complimented him by comparing him to Mike Tyson.

He is the Tyson of tennis because of how he is capable of hitting those forehands with the racket. There were blows that They were displacing Daniil 10 meters with brutal power and speed,” he said.

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The young Spaniard can be potentially threatening for Daniil Medvedev, who is looking to win his career’s first men’s singles title in Florida, USA. However, the current World No.1 can extinguish his motivation. Hence, the Russian needs to vary from this threat who is sooner or later going to meet him in the advanced stages of the tournament.

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