Daniil Medvedev won’t suffer the same fate as Dominic Thiem after winning his maiden Grand Slam at the US Open, the Russian’s coach has predicted.
Medvedev bagged his first major title with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final last week.
Thiem also won his sole Grand Slam at the 2020 US Open but saw a significant dip in form in 2021.
Thiem lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open and exited at the first round stage at the French Open before calling time on his season due to a wrist injury.
Gilles Cervara, Medvedev’s coach, is confident that his player will not replicate Thiem’s dip in form.
“I don’t think that will happen to him,” Cervara told Tennis Majors. “But if we want to use what has happened for others, then yes it is a point of attention.
“It’s too early to know. If that happens, we will look for solutions.”
Medvedev’s first Slam success came in his third final, having lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2019 US Open final and Djokovic in the 2021 Australian Open final.
Medvedev also beat Thiem in the championship match to win the 2020 ATP Finals.
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