Daniil Medvedev Yet Again Trolls Himself for His Poor Record at French Open

Published 12/24/2020, 11:46 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND : Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates winning match point during his singles semi final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day seven of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Russian powerhouse Daniil Medvedev is renowned for his rock-solid mentality on the tennis court. However, the 24-year-old also showcases his humorous personality once in a while and he recently pressed the ‘self-destruction’ button on Twitter! 


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Medvedev is a promising talent who is adding more silverware to his collection with each passing year. He is yet to win a Grand Slam, but he’s already made massive progress by reaching the final of US Open 2019. 

Daniil Medvedev has done well in every other Major tournament except the French Open. He holds an embarrassing record on the Parisian clay and isn’t ashamed to own up to it. 


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Daniil Medvedev trolls himself on Twitter

ATP Tour posted a season portrait of Daniil Medvedev on Twitter and sought response from fans about the expectations they have on the Russian for 2021. While the comments section was filled with different opinions, Medvedev re-tweeted the post and had some fun on his account. 

“What will @DaniilMedwed achieve in 2021?” the official tweet asked. The Russian shared this to his fan following and replied: “Maybe win a round at @rolandgarros?”

This certainly cracked up his Twitter following as Medvedev has never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros. He’s been knocked out of the first round in the last four years, with the most recent loss coming against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.

Roland Garros has not been the kindest tournament to Daniil Medvedev, but he looks to improve his clay-court game before the 2021 edition. 

The Russian did not enjoy phenomenal success in 2020, but he clinched two titles to his name. Medvedev won the ATP Finals title in London, and he became the first player to defeat the Top 3 players in the World at the season finale. 

The secret behind Medvedev’s incredible success

Daniil Medvedev has evolved to become a fan favorite at the ATP tour. The Russian undeniably has a strong and technical skillset, and a lot of it was honed by his coach Gilles Cervara. 

The French tennis coach has been working with Medvedev since 2017, and his game has vastly improved since their collaboration. “There are so many points to explain why our partnership is a success. I would say the main point is the good connection we have together,” Medvedev’s coach mentioned


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Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 22, 2020 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev reacts during his final match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

“This connection is a mix between many things: I think I understand Daniil, the way he thinks, the way he works,” Cervara said when asked about the secret behind their success,” coach Cervara added. 

The terrific coach-player duo has been making heads turn in the professional circuit and their strong bonding is the reason behind Medvedev’s on-court success. 


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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.