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After the match, World No. 4 Medvedev said that Djokovic did not play his best game in this match.
World number-4 Denil Medvedev defeated World No. 1 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 in straight sets in the World Tour Finals released in London between Corona. Medvedev of Russia confirmed his place in the semi-finals with this victory. At the same time, Djokovic will now have to defeat Alexander Zverev of Germany in their next match to reach the semi-finals.
Medvedev made a great comeback after falling behind
In this Tokyo Group match played on Wednesday, Medvedev forced 5-time champion Djokovic to make a mistake on his serve. Djokovic lost the match despite a 3–2 lead in the first set. Medvedev returned to both the set and the match. Medvedev made a total of 12 unforced errors in the match.
Djokovic did not play his best game
After the match, Medvedev said that Djokovic did not play his best game in this match. He said, ‘This happens to everyone. I always say that those who play Big-3 (Djokovic, Nadal and Federer) less often than others. So it is difficult to defeat them despite playing bad. I am very happy with this victory. ‘
Medvedev did not give Djokovic a chance to return
At the same time, Djokovic said that Medvedev played better. He said, ‘I had to struggle more than 15 minutes to get back in rhythm. Medvedev took advantage of this. He did not give me any chance to return to his service.
Medvedev lost all 3 group matches last year.
Medvedev, who lost all 3 group matches last year, has done well this year. He achieved his first win of the tournament this year by defeating 2018 champion Alexander Zverev in straight sets. Medvedev is the first Russian player to play in ATP finals consistently after Nikolay Divyadenko. Nikolay played the tournament from 2005 to 2009.
Djokovic and 2018 champions will clash
At the same time, Germany’s Zverev has maintained their hopes of reaching the semi-finals. He defeated Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the second match played on Wednesday. After the match, Zverev said that this win has given me confidence and now I am ready for the next match. Zverev next face Djokovic on Friday. This match-winning player will secure his place in the semi-finals.