“He never liked the desert,” Daniil Medvedev’s coach Gilles Cervara explains the Russian’s poor results in Indian Wells

Daniil Medvedev's coach Gilles Cervara discussing their ambitions for the 2022 tennis season and their chances at the upcoming Indian Wells and Miami tournaments.

“He never liked the desert,” Daniil Medvedev’s coach Gilles Cervara explains the Russian’s poor results in Indian Wells

World number six, Daniil Medvedev, has been known for his incredible talent and proficiency on hard courts, Indian Wells and Miami Masters titles, which are both played on hard courts. Medvedev’s coach, Gilles Cervara, spoke about the Russian’s chances at these tournaments and his ambitions for the upcoming season.


Despite being a hard court specialist, Medvedev has not been able to find success at Indian Wells and Miami, having never won the former and only making it to the quarter-finals of the latter. Cervara admitted that Medvedev has never really liked playing in the desert, but his performances in Doha and Dubai give hope that he can perform well in Indian Wells and Miami too.

“Playing in Indian Wells is very specific with the surface, the heat, the cold, the dryness, the balls… Miami is something else, but there’s no reason he can’t play well there,” Cervara said. “In the past, his approach to the playing conditions and how he feels about his tennis at the moment has brought his level down.”

Cervara also spoke about Medvedev’s ambitions for the upcoming season, especially with regard to the Grand Slams. Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title at the 2021 US Open and has been a consistent performer in the majors, reaching the final of the Australian Open twice and the semi-finals of the French Open.


“He’s never won Indian Wells and Miami even though he’s a true hard court specialist. He hasn’t won a major title since the 2021 US Open. From a distance, you can imagine him being very ambitious before the Sunshine Tour,” Cervara said.

Despite not having won Indian Wells and Miami, Medvedev is still considered one of the top contenders in any tournament he enters, and Cervara is confident that his charge will be able to bring his A-game to these events. With the 2023 tennis season in full swing, fans will be eagerly awaiting Medvedev’s performances in Indian Wells and Miami to see if he can finally break through and add these titles to his already impressive resume.

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“Daniil Medvedev: A Tennis star with a unique playing style and mental toughness


Daniil Medvedev is undoubtedly one of the top players on the ATP tour today. The Russian tennis player has been making waves in the tennis world since his breakthrough year in 2019, where he won four ATP titles and reached the final of the US Open. Medvedev’s success on the court can be attributed to his unique playing style. He is known for his aggressive baseline play, unorthodox shot-making, and ability to read his opponent’s game. His exceptional movement and footwork on the court have earned him the reputation of being one of the best defenders in the game.


Apart from his playing style, Medvedev is also known for his mental toughness. He has shown the ability to bounce back from tough situations and is known for his calm demeanor on the court. In the 2021 US Open, Medvedev showed his mental strength when he defeated the crowd favorite, Novak Djokovic, in straight sets to win his first Grand Slam title. Medvedev has also been making an impact off the court. He is known for his candid interviews and witty sense of humor. His popularity has been growing among tennis fans, and he has amassed a large following on social media.

With his unique playing style, mental toughness, and growing popularity, Daniil Medvedev is a player who is sure to leave a lasting impact on the sport of tennis.

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