Gilles Cervara always shows great optimism and did so again when asked about the impact of the 2023 US Open final loss to Djokovic that could impact his performance for the rest of the season. They are of great importance for Daniil Medvedev in this final stretch of the season, with important things at stake.
The greatness of an elite athlete is measured by his ability to recover from harsh setbacks. It’s always hard to lose a Grand Slam final, but especially given the way it came about. Daniil Medvedev in this US Open 2023, without coming close to the level shown in the semi-final against Alcaraz and not being able to win a single set against Novak Djokovic. The Russian needs to recover and is taking a few weeks off completely to enjoy his family and prepare a very exciting Asian tour for his interests. Gilles Cervara He expressed this in some words collected by TennisMajors.
“We still have five tournaments left this season and they are still very important for us. I think that we will recover as a team and that Daniil will do things very well. What happened in New York only increases the hunger for glory and “confidence for this final stage,” explained the French coach, who knows his player perfectly and hopes that his great performance in Flushing Meadows will be a catapult for a new chain of victories will be used on hard courts, as it already did during the season in the months of February and March.
Cervara says Medvedev will play five tournaments the rest of the year
The Russian, who is third in the ATP rankings and has no realistic chance of ending the year as world No. 1, already knows what it is like to become champion in all the important events of this phase of the season, so he is aiming then to reign again in the relevant squares of Shanghai, Paris-Bercy and of course ATP finals. It will be very interesting to see if he is able to maintain the ambition and intensity required to maintain the excellent level of play he has offered this season, even outside of his natural habitat, such as on hard courts.