Daniil Medvedev’s Coach Gives Out the Secret of ‘Teenager’ Like World Number 3’s Game Style

Published 01/27/2024, 3:36 PM EST

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Daniil Medvedev, currently ranked world number 3 in men’s tennis, is a player who has been making waves in the international tennis scene. His rise to fame has been meteoric, and behind the scenes, his coach Gilles Cervara has played a significant part in shaping his game style. Cervara recently shared some insights into Medvedev’s unique approach to his game, revealing that it is not always structured and sometimes even seems instinctual.

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The coach detailed how Medvedev’s game style is akin to a teenager and how even he does not know at times what his player is doing.

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Medvedev is known for his aggressive baseline play, his unpredictable shot selection, and his ability to switch from defense to offense with remarkable speed. His style is not the result of meticulous planning or rigid strategies. He appears to be driven by an instinctive understanding of the game that even Medvedev himself cannot fully explain.

His coach explained it by saying, “He is number 3 in the world but sometimes I have the impression of talking to a teenager. When we ask Daniil (Medvedev) about certain things in his game, he has no answer because he himself does not know how he does them.

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Daniil Medvedev’s coach’s candid conversation around him seems to give insight to his fans on what goes on in his mind when is on the court at least. Medvedev will now be competing in the finals of the Australian Open against Jannik Sinner. Guess what? His coach has a winning idea.

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Medvedev’s coach shares he has a solution to win against Jannik Sinner

In one of his interviews, Cervara shared that even though Sinner plays incredible tennis, he still feels that they can succeed against him. He also added that he has a little idea that would work. Further, he also shared that it is not like Medvedev has to compete against Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, it is just Sinner so he thinks they can take him.

On the other hand, Medvedev was all praises for his finals’ opponent. He added, “I generally believe if he plays like this, like he played the last weeks, all the time, he’s going to have Slams & be the world #1”.

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Knowing that he has to compete against him and still being appreciative of him shows the big heart Medvedev has.

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Ishmeet Kaur

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Growing up, I was always drawn to tennis and would spend hours watching matches on TV. It's no surprise that I eventually pursued a career in sports journalism, with a focus on the racket sport.?As a tennis sportswriter for EssentiallySports, I've had the opportunity to cover some of the biggest tournaments.
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