Well-spoken Russian Daniil Medvedev credits his gift of the gab for helping him smooth any minor rough edges around his successful tennis career.
The ATP No. 4 – he replaced Roger Federer on that position after a weekend title defeat of Alexander Zverev at the Paris Masters – is noted for both his lethal tennis attack and his post-final victory speeches.
So far, the 24-year-old who is in London to prepare for Sunday’s start of the eight-man ATP Finals, has needed to make eight trophy speeches – including three at the Masters 1000 level.
“I learned a lot there (high school in Moscow), including how to talk to people. I think I’m good at interviews and speeches, simply because I know how to speak well,” Medvedev said.