You wouldn’t know it the way he picked apart the 6ft 11in Reilly Opelka’s game on Friday.
Medvedev’s 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 victory over the 32nd seed sealed a maiden fourth-round appearance in Paris, the first time he had strung together three straight match-wins on clay since reaching the Barcelona Open final more than two years ago.
The 25-year-old – a finalist at both hard-court majors – isn’t getting too far ahead of himself just yet, but is happy to let the good times roll in this complicated relationship.
“The beliefs, they can change,” Medvedev said. “I don't know. When I was young I never ate fish, like I hated it. Now I love tuna, but raw tuna. Talking about things I hate but I'm good at, probably there is none. I like the things I'm good at.
“This year I'm enjoying myself in Roland-Garros. I don't hide it, I'm really enjoying. Let's see. It's the last clay tournament this year. Let's see how it's going to go next year.”