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.

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