Daniil in the desert: Medvedev's pre-match "medicine" of choice

We don’t always see how players get loose before taking the court for practice or a match. Here’s one behind-the-scenes look at how Daniil Medvedev warmed up at Indian Wells.

Stretching and smiling, a productive combination.

The medicine ball is a central component of Medvedev's program for getting loose.

Quick footwork line drills precede exercises on the baseline.

Stretches begin to incorporate more lateral movement.

Back comes the medicine ball.

Both sides are worked in alternating fashion.

Intensity increases as the US Open champion mimics groundstroke follow throughs.

A leap and catch is also incorporated.

Reactions and reflexes are further stimulated to finish.