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Daniil Medvedev will get candid on actual causes he employed Gilles Simon as new coach

© Getty Photographs Sport – Clive Brunskill

Daniil Medvedev is filled with optimism concerning his collaboration with “good” Gilles Simon because the Russian tennis star believes the retired French star can assist him enhance some points of his sport that aren’t one of the best. 

This week, the information got here out that Medvedev, 28, added 39-year-old Simon – who retired from professional tennis after the 2022 season – to his crew. Initially, many discovered the information as fascinating but in addition humorous, contemplating that Medvedev’s fashion has usually been in comparison with Simon’s. 

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev© Getty Photographs Sport – Daniel Pockett


Medvedev, ranked at No. 4 on the planet, confirmed the information to Tennis Majors and highlighted he hopes that is simply the beginning of a long-term partnership. Additionally, the report revealed that Medvedev and former world No. 6 Simon met after the Australian Open and determined to formally announce a partnership after a profitable trial interval. Their first official event will are available in Dubai subsequent week. 

In terms of Medvedev’s long-time coach Gilles Cervara, nothing adjustments there as Cervara will stay the most important a part of the Russian’s teaching employees. 

Medvedev on hiring Simon

“We see the way it goes. To date it has been going good. Hopefully it’s for a really very long time however that relies on lots of components. We are going to see how a lot time he spends,” Medvedev instructed Tennis Majors.

“For certain Gilles Cervara might be extra time with me than Gilles Simon. That’s the way it works as a result of that’s the way it was. We are going to see what the long run brings as to what number of weeks he might be with us.

“My expectations are that Gilles Simon is a really good participant that may assist me enhance my sport – particularly hoping to enhance components of my sport which are perhaps not one of the best. To date it’s been going good.”

Daniil Medvedev and Gilles Simon
Daniil Medvedev and Gilles Simon© Getty Photographs Sport – Clive Brunskill


Though Simon was in decline in his final a number of seasons on the Tour, he nonetheless managed to beat Medvedev thrice of their 4 conferences. After dropping to Simon of their first three conferences, Medvedev lastly clinched his first win over Simon on the grass courts of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2022 after sealing a 7-5 6-4 win.

Now, Simon is retired and having his first teaching job on the Tour with Medvedev.

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