Coach Gilles Cervara: Daniil Medvedev won't experience letdown like Dominic Thiem



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Coach Gilles Cervara: Daniil Medvedev won't experience letdown like Dominic Thiem

Coach Gilles Cervara is confident Daniil Medvedev won't experience a letdown like Dominic Thiem did after winning his first Grand Slam title. Thiem captured his maiden Grand Slam title at last year's US Open and since then he has been playing below his level.

Medvedev, 25, earned his maiden Grand Slam title this past Sunday after beating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final. "I don’t think that will happen to him, but if we want to use what has happened for others, then yes it is a point of attention.

It’s too early to know. If that happens, we will look for solutions," Cervara told Tennis Majors. Medvedev was aggressive on his second serve against Djokovic and Cervara revealed it was a tactic. "It was a possible strategy, mentioned before the match.

He started early in the game, with an ace on his first second. Even I didn’t think he was going to start so soon. We were very flexible in using different strategies to prepare for the complexity of Djokovic," Cervara said.

Cervara speaks on Medvedev's future goals

Medvedev wants to accomplish many more things and Cervara insists putting the hard work will be the key in the Russian's quest to achieve more success. "It’s a package, they are legitimate objectives," Cervara said.

"But above all, I tell myself that it involves work and improving many things on a daily basis. The team has already started to think: yes, he wins a Grand Slam, but we can see a lot of things to improve. These things represent the concrete aspects to be deployed with a view to a potential future great result.

To be number one and win other majors, you have to achieve concrete things, at work, every day. We will do them. After that, if it goes well, we’ll say “hey, we’ve won” (laughs)."