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Djokovic keeps perfect record in Australian Open semifinals

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At Australian Open, Djokovic goes after 18th Bang, Medvedev 1st

Novak Djokovic shed his very first job Conquest last at the U.S. Open. After that he won his 2nd, which came with the Australian Open.

As well as look where he is currently, greater than a lots years later on: One success from a nine champion at Melbourne Park and also his 18th significant title on the whole, which would certainly place him 2 behind opponents Roger Federer and also Rafael Nadal for the most by a guy in tennis background.

Daniil Medvedev additionally shed his very first job Conquest last at the U.S. Open. As well as currently he will certainly attempt to win in his 2nd shot, which comes with the Australian Open on Sunday (at 7:30 p.m. regional time, 3:30 a.m. EST) – versus Djokovic.

“I know that to beat him, you need to just show your best tennis, be at your best physically, maybe four or five hours, and be at your best mentally, maybe for five hours,” Medvedev claimed. “I would say to win a Slam, especially against somebody (like) Novak, is already a big motivation, and I don’t think there is anything that can make it bigger.”

It is an intergenerational face-off – Serbia’s Djokovic transforms 34 in Might; Russia’s Medvedev simply transformed 25 – and also an additional in the simmering standoff in between the Big 3 and also the following wave of promising gamers wanting to replace the team that has actually controlled for greater than 15 years.

Federer, Nadal and also Djokovic have actually integrated to win 14 of the previous 15 majors (Dominic Thiem finally year’s U.S. Open was the exemption), and also 57 of the last 69.

“Spice it up a little bit,” by including a brand-new name to the listing of Bang champs, recommended Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 22-year-old that returned from 2 put down to get rid of Nadal in the quarterfinals prior to shedding to Medvedev 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in the semifinals. “Wouldn’t be bad.”

Below’s component of what makes this last interesting: It matches among the best ever before to play the sporting activity, and also at a website he’s controlled, versus a gamer that presently is playing far better than any person in guys’s tennis.

The No. 1-seeed Djokovic is 17-0 in Australian Open semifinals and also finals, making him virtually as much of a lock on heaven tough courts of Melbourne Park as Nadal gets on the red clay courts of Roland Garros.

“The more I win, the better I feel coming back each year,” Djokovic claimed. “I think it’s kind of also logical to expect that. The love affair keeps going.”

No. 5 Medvedev, at the same time, gets on a 20-match winning touch dating to last period, a run that includes 12 success versus participants of the Leading 10 (one versus Djokovic).

“The confidence, when you beat everybody, is just great,” Medvedev claimed, “because I think people start maybe to be a little bit scared about you.”

One more factor to see: These individuals play rather comparable designs.

“When he’s in the zone he doesn’t miss. He goes down the line, cross, forehand, backhand. He doesn’t miss. That’s what is the most, the toughest, part of playing against him,” Medvedev claimed. “I think that’s where I should be good, also.”

Both are fairly skilled at strolling the court by doing this which, making strides to extend factors and also discourage opponents, till locating an opening for changing from protection to crime in a breeze.

That’s just how Medvedev generated the shot of the day – week? event? year? much longer? – versus Tsitsipas, varying large of the deuce court’s increases street for a forehand return of offer, prior to dashing to his left, moving with his feet at an uncomfortable angle and also generating a down-the-line backhand passing champion that was just incredible.

He noted the minute with a scream, after that increased his arms expenses and also did a little bit of a hand dancing, obtaining a group that had actually been drawing for his challenger to bath him with appreciation.

“I wanted them to recognize me, I would say,” Medvedev clarified, “because the shot was unbelievable.”

Djokovic’s been doing that type of point for years.

As well as since he’s stated himself pain-free after injuring a stomach muscle in his third-round success – he at first stated it was torn – his full-on flexibility seems back at its finest.

After That there is this facet of the match: The one facet of Medvedev’s video game that transcends, his offer, will certainly take on Djokovic’s best-there-is return.

“For sure, when we get out there, we (will) both feel pressure,” Medvedev claimed. “I want to win my first one. He wants to win No. 18.”


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