On Wednesday, Daniil Medvedev will face Nick Kyrgios to begin defending his Canadian Masters championship. Daniil discussed his focus during matches and his pre-match routine in his pre-tournament interview. The Russian spoke about his encounters with Novak Djokovic in major finals from the previous year as well as the differences between the Australian Open and the US Open.
Daniil reached his second Major final and arrived in Melbourne on a fantastic winning streak. In one hour and 53 minutes, Novak Djokovic crossed the net to defeat the Russian and win the Australian Open for the seventh time.
After a strong showing in sets two and three, Novak had a late break in the first set and a tremendous boost that propelled him to victory. In order to defeat Djokovic‘s winning streak and win his first Major title, Medvedev made sure to properly prepare for the US Open final.
Although Novak had a Grand Slam match scheduled, he was unable to play it that evening at Arthur Ashe Stadium. After a tremendous performance from start to finish, Daniil prevailed 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. The Russian outplayed the Serb with 38 winners and 31 unforced errors while playing daring and aggressive tennis to earn his biggest career victory.
With two breaks in the first two sets, Medvedev won both. Then, in the third set, he grabbed a par to cross the finish line and become a tennis immortal. In the first set, Daniil served flawlessly and took a break in the first game to take the lead right away.
In the 10th, Medvedev controlled his play and hung on for a 6-4 run and a lift. Early in the second set, Djokovic missed five opportunities to break the tie, and he soon paid the price. At 2-2, Daniil broke him, and he had three good at-bats to build a 6-4 6-4 advantage and advance the cause.
Djokovic lost games one and three of the third set through to breaks, falling behind 4-0 and far from winning the illustrious title.
Former No. 1 in the world, Djokovic
As the discussion over Novak Djokovic‘s aspirations of competing in New York rages on, former British No. 1 Jo Durie thinks it will be a “great pity” if he cannot compete in the US Open.
What a mess Australia was at the start of the year. It was particularly difficult for him because of the poor communication, Durie reflected. “Now that the US Open is approaching, he is unable to go. Because he is not immunized, he has withdrawn from the Canadian (Open).
The things he wants to undertake are so powerful in his mind, but they appear difficult at the moment. It’s regrettable. At the present, they are the regulations in America. The majority of nations have now become more open, but who am I to decide whether he should be let to play? It’s a tremendous shame he can’t play right now since he would undoubtedly be the favorite.