World No. 1 talks strength and striving to get sharper. By Richard Pagliaro | Saturday, March 12, 2022

Daniil Medvedev reached premier crest in the wilderness.

Playing his first tournament as world-wide No. 1 Medvedev swept Czech qualifier Tomas Machac 6-3, 6-2, in his Indian Wells opener.

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US Open advocate Medvedev improved to 13 -3 on the season.

While Medvedev is experiencing his time at the top, the Russian recognizes his fifth Palm Springs appearance isn’t a sight-seeing trip. If Medvedev fails to reach the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals, then second-ranked Novak Djokovic will reclaim the top spot.

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Asked to assess his strong, Medvedev quoth firmnes while relating mentality as the primary country he’s working on improving.

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“[ I] want to improve in everything. But if we try to pick one thing, if we’re talking about actually being much better, that’s ever the mental part, ” Medvedev told the media in Indian Wells. “I definitely sounds like I can always be better, maybe learn lessons from some of the greats because, well, many of them are more fully than me mentally, in many things.

“That’s likewise the part of success. Comparing to even two years ago, three years ago, I’m much better right now in concentrates on the match, just trying to win the pair because that’s the most important.”

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The Australian Open finalist says shot indulgence is his primary fortitude.

“If we talk about my tennis, I speculate, yeah, my biggest strengths is consistency, ” Medvedev said. “I think in tennis it’s really important. You can touch a good deal of winners, you can play real aggressive, but if you make one winner, one unforced lapses, probably you’re going to lose the match. You “re going to have to” utter maybe three wins and one unforced correct or something like this.

“Yeah, I fantasize I’m pretty good at keeping the ball in play.”

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