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Medvedev on Key Core to Mental Game

By Richard Pagliaro | Thursday, March 30, 2023

Measured strikes and grand imaginative and prescient Daniil Medvedev deploys impressed Hall of Famer John McEnroe to model him a “chess master” on courtroom.

While Medvedev is a grasp of tactical complexity, he says his psychological power comes from a easy core precept.

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Medvedev hates dropping greater than he loves profitable.

“You never know what’s more important, talent or hard work. Actually both are,” Medvedev informed the media after defeating American qualifier Christopher Eubanks 6-3, 7-5 to succeed in his maiden Miami Open semifinal. “Starting from when I was really young, no matter which game I play, I hate to lose.

“So I really hate to lose greater than I wish to win, and you may type of see this on the courtroom. I feel that is a superb factor. But in case you do not work it, that may turn out to be a foul factor, as a result of that is when you’ll be able to, you understand, typically perhaps cease training exhausting, as a result of that is gonna launch some strain of you. If you do not follow exhausting, you say, yeah, effectively, I misplaced the match as a result of I did not follow effectively sufficient. That’s just a little bit weak.”

Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai champion Medvedev has gained 22 of his final 23 matches and can tackle childhood buddy Karen Khachanov for a spot within the remaining.

The 14th-seeded Khachanov backed up his first win over second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas by dispatching 2022 semifinalist Francisco Cerundolo in straight units on Grandstand.

The fourth-seeded Medvedev has crushed Khachanov in three of 4 professional conferences and famous neither man was the most effective of their age group rising up in Russia.

Familiarity compels each males to change most popular patterns, Medvedev stated.

“I think maybe just a little bit you have to kind of force yourself even more to be focused, and when I say this, it’s just because they know your game so well and you know theirs so well,” Medvedev stated. “So it’s kind of I’m almost sure we know how the match is going to go tomorrow, and it’s a question of who’s going to make the best shot out of we’re gonna play.

“So I type of know when he’ll go down the road, when he’ll attempt to do a excessive ball, low ball, perhaps slice, no matter. And he is aware of what I’m gonna do. So it turns into who does a greater shot on the higher time.

“Maybe I have to just force yourself a little bit, but at the same time, it’s like any other match. You want to win. Honestly I don’t care if I play a friend or the guy I don’t like on the other side of the net. Just want to win. That’s what competition is.”

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