Daniil Medvedev says all of the stress is on Novak Djokovic after he booked his place within the Australian Open remaining with a win over Stefanos Tsitsipas (Match Betting – Djokovic 10/11, Medvedev 10/11).
The Russian saved up his astonishing current run of type with a straight-sets win in opposition to the Greek within the semi-final in Melbourne.
It was Medvedev’s twentieth straight victory as he goes in seek for his first Grand Slam title.
The world quantity 4 misplaced the US Open remaining in 2019 and is aiming to turn into Russia’s first mens’ singles main winner since 2005 when Marat Safin received at Melbourne Park.
Medvedev does have a wonderful file in opposition to Djokovic, successful three of their 4 conferences, although the Serb has a near-flawless file within the match, having received all eight finals he has contested.
Nevertheless, the 25-year-old Medvedev insists all of the stress will likely be on Djokovic to win as he chases the all-time Grand Slam file, at present held by each Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20.
“I don’t have a whole lot of stress as a result of Novak has by no means misplaced right here within the remaining. He has all of the stress to get to Roger Federer and Rafa [in the all-time record of 20 men’s titles],” he mentioned.
“I hope I’ll get on the market and present my greatest tennis. As we have now seen, I can win in opposition to one of the best names if I play properly. He has extra expertise however extra issues to lose than me.”
Earlier Djokovic despatched an ominous warning to his would-be opponent after dispatching Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev in straight units.
Forward of Sunday’s remaining, through which the 33-year-old will hope to select up his 18th Slam title, Djokovic (7/2 to win 3-0) says he feels in nice form after showing to recover from a slight stomach problem.
“That is one of the best I’ve felt in the complete match. It felt nice, I may swing by way of the ball and no ache,” he mentioned.
“It was my greatest match to date and got here on the proper time. I’m thrilled.”
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