Although Daniil Medvedev refers to himself as a "hard-court specialist," the World No. 3 is still looking for ways to improve his clay-court performance. The 6'6" Medvedev is known for his flat groundstrokes and all-court coverage. He also moves very effectively. However, there are certain difficulties with the red mud, particularly the unusual mobility. Medvedev has been refining his game in preparation for the ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome.
The 27-year-old also shared a tactic he uses when playing on the court. “[Playing with] some more spin,” Medvedev said in his pre-tournament press conference. “Especially the sliding, I think the sliding was always a problem [for me]. After Madrid, after I lost, a couple days I practised there, I tried to focus on the sliding, on the movement. I felt like I improved in these couple of days.”
This year's four-time titlist Medvedev enters the Internazionali BNL d'Italia with a 33-5 season record. Medvedev expects to bring a high level into the competition after being pleased with his form while practising in Rome.