Coach Gilles Cervara: Even now I have no problems motivating Daniil Medvedev to work


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Coach Gilles Cervara: Even now I have no problems motivating Daniil Medvedev to work

Coach Gilles Cervara is happy with the progress he is seeing in the game of Daniil Medvedev as he thinks his pupil has improved in many areas, per We Love Tennis France. The tennis season has been suspended until at least July 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic and some players may find it difficult to motivate themselves to train hard.

Coach Cervara insists the coronavirus pandemic and a long suspension won't affect Medvedev he claims even in these difficult times he has no problems motivating his pupil to work hard. "Even during this period, I have no problems motivating Daniil," Cervara said.

Medvedev, ranked at No. 5 in the world, enjoyed an outstanding 2019 season as he made nine finals last year and claimed titles on four occasions. The Russian was aiming to get off to a strong start to this season as many hoped he could make a splash at Melbourne Park and break the Grand Slam dominance of the Big Three.

Yet that didn't happen as the Russian made the last-16 at the Australian Open before losing in five sets to three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. Medvedev, who achieved a career-high ranking of No. 4 last year, then performed disappointingly bad in February as he picked up only one win in his last two tournaments played.

The 24-year-old Russian lost his opener in Rotterdam, before he was beaten by Gilles Simon in the Marseille quarterfinal the following week.