Daniil Medvedev says that Novak Djokovic is always the favorite before the Dubai semifinal.

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Daniil Medvedev, the seventh-ranked player in the world, has predicted that Novak Djokovic will win their encounter in Dubai. To advance to the Dubai semifinal against Djokovic, Medvedev defeated Borna Coric on Thursday with a score of 6-3, 6-2. It will be the 14th encounter between Medvedev and Djokovic when they meet in Dubai.

Djokovic leads Medvedev 9-4 in their head-to-head meetings going into the match. In their previous four encounters, Djokovic has triumphed over Medvedev, and he also beat the Russian earlier this year in the semifinals of Adelaide. “I’m now playing well.

Nonetheless, Novak is always the favorite when you play him “according to Medvedev and the ATP website.

With high levels of confidence going into the Djokovic match

During the past few weeks, Medvedev has been truly amazing.

At Rotterdam in the middle of February, 27-year-old Medvedev claimed his first victory of the 2023 campaign. Medvedev won the Rotterdam tournament as well as the ATP 250 match in Doha last week. Medvedev has won three games this week without dropping a set.

Medvedev accomplished something quite uncommon in his straight-set semifinal victory over Coric: the Russian finished the match by scoring 21 straight points. “I’m not sure if winning 21 straight points is an ATP Tour record for me.

I was able to play well and struck a few lines. Although Borna was little absent, I was overall satisfied with my performance and the match’s outcome “After defeating Coric, Medvedev stated. Although Medvedev has won his last 12 games, Djokovic will undoubtedly be the most difficult opponent he has played recently.

To win his first Grand Slam championship, Medvedev defeated Djokovic in the 2021 US Open final in a straight-set victory. Medvedev hasn’t defeated Djokovic since that time. Since Medvedev has been playing so well over the past few weeks, Djokovic won’t be taking the Russian for granted.