Coach Gilles Cervara on Medvedev’s US Open win: “This will take him to a new level”

The Frenchman says beating Novak Djokovic for his first major will be a huge confidence boost for Medvedev

Gilles Cervara

Daniil Medvedev‘s coach Gilles Cervara says the Russian’s US Open win can propel him to a new level.

The 25-year-old beat world No 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win his first major title.

Cervara said the victory would give Medvedev enormous confidence as he looks to take the next steps in his career.

“A lot of things,” he said. To beat Novak, first of all, in Grand Slam, it’s a big thing. Then in final, it’s another big thing. I guess and I wish that it will makes him be at another level also. Yeah, for sure it will be different.”

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Medvedev will close the gap on Djokovic at the top of the world rankings and Cervara said he may discuss scheduling in the coming weeks to see if there is a chance to hit top spot.

“Right now I don’t know,” he said. “This win makes the thing different. I guess now we will stay to prepare the best, not to put more tournaments and more tournaments to get the victory. Okay, it depends for now I’m thinking of this for the end of the year. We will talk about this.”

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