Daniil Medvedev was asked if his coach Gilles Cervara, who was not with him in St. Petersburg due to personal reasons, had sent him a text message after his final match win over Borna Coric on Sunday. "I didn’t have time to look," admitted the world No.
4. "I’ve seen 55 messages on my phone and didn’t even bother looking to find out who wrote me and what," he said, laughing. Medvedev feels extremely satisfied with his recent successes: "I probably have just ridden the highest wave in my entire career.
Nothing compares to it. To be honest, it is true they say – “The higher the wave is, the harder it is to hold onto it”. I do understand how important it is to keep going all the hard work and practicing. In my opinion, it is impossible to stay at one place in tennis.
You either grow, go further with each day, or you just fail. Even if you are still at the same ranking position, it still means that you keep pushing yourself forward. You just don’t stop becoming the better athlete. I can tell, that before St.
Petersburg Open 2019 I had questions to ask myself – “Will I repeat the success I had in USA? Will I be able to keep delivering the same level of tennis? Will I handle all media activities?”. I think, I proved to everybody that I can handle it and I will keep going at the same pace and in the same way."