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Daniil Medvedev Talks Christopher Eubanks’ ‘Whole Tennis’ | ATP Tour

Daniil Medvedev Talks Christopher Eubanks’ ‘Whole Tennis’ | ATP Tour


Christopher Eubanks continued his red-hot grass-season Saturday by reaching the fourth spherical of a significant for the primary time at Wimbledon. A shock improvement to some, maybe, on condition that the American is a debutant on the grass-court main, however to not World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev.

“I say with my coach that he has type of — I do not know if it is the identical in English like it’s in French — complete tennis,” mentioned Medvedev of Eubanks in his post-match press convention on Saturday after his third-round win in opposition to Marton Fucsovics. “He’s not terrified of something. He simply goes for it. [He] hits very, very quick and goes to the web as quickly as he has the chance, has an enormous serve.

“From what I noticed, as a result of I’ve identified him for a very long time, he managed to search out one thing this yr which I do not assume he had earlier than. The consistency of doing back-to-back matches, not lacking an excessive amount of, going for a similar photographs, simply being constant.”

Medvedev prevailed in straight units in opposition to Eubanks within the pair’s maiden Lexus ATP Head2Head assembly in March in Miami. Since then, the American has risen to a career-high No. 43 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings and lifted his first ATP Tour title on the Mallorca Championships. The 27-year-old Eubanks will tackle fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas subsequent on the All England Membership.

“A primary title provides you wings, if we are able to say it like this,” mentioned 20-time tour-level titlist Medvedev. “We will see it right here [at Wimbledon]. So proper now, it looks as if he will be a participant to beat for a lot of extra years to return. However we by no means know. For the second he’s enjoying nice, so not way more so as to add.”

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Together with his 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory in opposition to Fucsovics, Medvedev superior to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon for the second time. The one main the place he’s but to make a quarter-final look, the 27-year-old is feeling optimistic as he prepares to tackle Czech star Jiri Lehecka within the final 16.

“I am very motivated, very decided,” mentioned Medvedev. “I mentioned it earlier than the match, that I wish to do properly right here. The factor is that everybody can play properly. We noticed at the moment, Marton performed properly. I managed to show the match round. Nice. I play Jiri subsequent. He is a extremely robust opponent. I believe on grass he may be actually harmful. I will strive my finest to a minimum of equal [my best Roland Garros] efficiency.

“For positive, proper now, by the outcomes, it is positive that on clay and the grass I play much less good than on onerous courts. However I wish to attempt to change it and attempt to be within the finals of Slams enjoying the perfect gamers, even on these surfaces. That is one other probability for me this yr.

“I hope I can proceed enjoying the best way I performed at the moment. I felt like I performed properly. Hopefully I can proceed this manner by means of the match. I will have my possibilities.”

Medvedev has received 5 ATP Tour titles (a joint Tour-leading tally with Carlos Alcaraz) in a standout 2023 season. Having produced such constant type to this point this yr, the third-seeded Medvedev is eager to increase his success to the most important as he chases a second Grand Slam crown so as to add to his 2021 US Open triumph.

“It is a terrific feeling to win titles. The larger the title, the higher,” mentioned Medvedev. “[Reaching the final at an event] I might say is nice for expertise, however it isn’t the identical. It is all the time higher to be within the remaining than lose within the first spherical, however nonetheless a title is best.

“I am actually comfortable for my season, however I’ve two Grand Slams to return. One goes over proper now. I hope that I can do properly throughout them.”



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