Daniil Medvedev’s coach Gilles Cervara is confident that his charge can win Wimbledon in 2022 but is not sure about Roland Garros.
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Medvedev bagged his first Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final earlier this month.
Hardcourt is the Russian’s favorite surface but he’s made inroads on grass and clay in recent times.
He reached the fourth round on the grass at Wimbledon this year and also the quarter-finals at the French Open.
Prior to this year’s French Open, Medvedev had never one a single match at the clay court Grand Slam.
But in an interview with Tennis Majors, Cervara said winning Roland Garros next year may be a bridge too far.
“Roland-Garros, I say no. Wimbledon, I say yes,” the coach said.
“The stake on this surface (clay), in his case, 80%, lies in the approach. I still cannot guarantee that his problems in approaching the clay courts are behind us.”
Apart from winning the US Open, 25-year-old Medvedev has won big events like the 2020 ATP Finals and four ATP Masters 1000 titles.
Altogether, he boasts 13 career ATP titles – 12 of those were on hardcourts and one on grass at the Mallorca Open this year.