On Instagram Live with We Are Tennis, Daniil Medvedev spoke about the relationship with his coach Gilles Cervara as well as the possibility of NextGen player winning a Grand Slam.

The 2019 US Open finalist was close to winning his first Grand Slam title in the final against Rafael Nadal. Now, the Russian spoke about how difficult it is for the NextGen player to win a Grand Slam title as well as the relationship with his coach Gilles Cervara.

“I have been training with him for three years, and otherwise, of course, I have been working with him at the training center for six years. We have a good relationship, we can say that we are friends in private. We spend a lot of time together, so it’s normal to have arguments and good times. I had no friends, they were all in Moscow, I could have moments of sadness or nostalgia. But now I’ve been in France for six years, I speak French. I’m more Russian than French of course, but if I had to have a second country, it would be France. I learn a lot, and the language gives me a lot of good references,” Medvedev said.

“If we resume at Roland-Garros, we can say that it will be very difficult to have a new champion. After that, I can’t speak for the other NextGen, but my goal is to give my maximum, to win my matches. In Grand Slam you have to win seven matches, it’s still difficult, especially with the three (Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal) who are still up there. But we make our matches, we try,” said Medvedev.

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Author: Erik Virostko