Nonetheless, he was unable to search out high gear in his opening match on the 2022 version, falling to Andrey Rublev on Monday in Turin.
“There are some matches the place you are feeling you are untouchable, and every thing you do — let’s put it this fashion — turns into gold,” Medvedev stated in his post-match press convention. “In the present day was not one in every of them.
“I did not really feel superb in the course of the match. I’d take pleasure in it if I’d really feel higher when it comes to tennis. However, once more, trying again, [there were] some nice factors. This could make you play higher and switch issues into gold within the subsequent matches.”
Rublev Earns Statement Medvedev Win In Turin
Medvedev produced moments of brilliance in the course of the two-hour, 31-minute Pink Group conflict, however was unable to constantly ship to earn victory. The 26-year-old admitted that he struggled to deal with the quick indoor circumstances on the Pala Alpitour, however hopes he can modify forward of his second match in opposition to Novak Djokovic or Stefanos Tsitsipas.
“[It is] tremendous robust to go from Vienna, which is quick laborious court docket, and I typically like quick laborious courts greater than gradual laborious courts, to [Paris] the place it was in all probability the slowest indoor laborious court docket,” Medvedev stated. “Right here is the quickest of the yr. To get used to it you want matches. That was a match at present, so that’s the reason I am saying I hope the subsequent one goes to be higher.
“That is why I had some errors the place I used to be late on the legs, was late within the motion and took the ball late.”
Medvedev is aiming to turn out to be the eleventh participant to win a number of Nitto ATP Finals titles this week. In 2020, he defeated Dominic Thiem in a three-set thriller to win the most important title of his profession on the time.