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15th battle between Medvedev and Djokovic! How to beat the great Serbian again in the US Open final

Date: June 15, 2024 Time: 17:34:28

At the US Open 2023 the time has come for the decisive stages of the tournament: tomorrow, September 10, the men’s singles final will take place, in which the 23-time TBS winner, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, will compete with the first racket. from Russia Daniil Medvedev.

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Djokovic had an easier draw before the final than his opponent, although there were some adventures. The 36-year-old native of Belgrade initially dealt with Frenchman Alexander Muller and Spaniard Bernabé Zapata-Miralles with confidence. Surprisingly, in the next fight difficulties arose with his compatriot Djere. Novak lost the first two sets to Laszlo in the 1/16 final; he even had to shout and get excited like a champ. It worked. Djokovic won the following matches in the Serbian derby 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. And then there were no such difficult confrontations. Even in the semifinals against Shelton, famous for his powerful serve, the 23-time Major champion made breaks in every game and did not give his opponent a single set, and in the end he completely imitated the 20-year-old American. Thus, Djokovic reached his fourth Grand Slam tournament final this season.

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Novak Djokovic’s path to the 2023 US Open final:

First round. Djokovic (2) – Müller (84) – 6:0, 6:2, 6:3. Second circle. Djokovic – Zapata-Miralles (76) – 6:4, 6:1, 6:1. Third circle. Djokovic – Djere (38th in the ranking/32nd favorite) – 4:6, 4:6, 6:1, 6:1, 6:3 Fourth round. Djokovic – Goyo (105) – 6:2, 7:5, 6:4. Quarter finals. Djokovic – Fritz (9) – 6:1, 6:4, 6:4. Semifinal. Djokovic – Shelton (47) – 6:3, 6:2, 7:6 (4).

Medvedev lost a set three times on the way to a head-to-head confrontation with Djokovic: in the second round with Australian Christopher O’Connell, in the fourth round with his compatriot Alex de Minaur (13) and in the semifinals. Confrontation with the Spanish representative Carlos Alcaraz. Furthermore, in the round of 16 the Russian found himself in a position to catch up, but was able to please the fans with a comeback. And in the hot quarterfinals against Andrei Rublev (8), three games were enough for Daniil: 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. In the fight to reach the decisive match of the tournament, Daniil unexpectedly faced the first racket in the world, finishing it in four sets. The supercomputer gave only a 26% chance of winning the 2021 US Open champion in a showdown with the formidable Spaniard, but the Russian broke all odds and advanced to his third New York final in his career.

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Daniil Medvedev’s path to the 2023 US Open final: First round. Medvedev (3) – Balazs – 6:1, 6:1, 6:0 Second round. Medvedev – O’Connell (69) – 6:2, 6:2, 6:7, 6:2 Third round. Medvedev – Báez (32) – 6:2, 6:2, 7:6 Fourth round. Medvedev – de Minaur (13) – 2:6, 6:4, 6:1, 6:2 Quarterfinals. Medvedev – Rublev (8) – 6:4, 6:3, 6:4. Semifinal. Medvedev – Alcaraz (1) – 7:6 (3), 6:1, 3:6, 6:3.

History of personal meetings.

The history of the clashes between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev is quite rich. The two former world number ones have met 10 times before New York. The score of the personal matches was 9-5 in favor of the Serbian. However, the Russian inflicted one of the most painful defeats of his career on his opponent in the 2021 US Open final, preventing Djokovic from winning that year’s seasonal Grand Slam. Novak himself remembers that failure well and when journalists asked him to name the most memorable of these dozen meetings with Medvedev, he responded succinctly: “My favorite is the final of the Australian Open – 2021, the least favorite is the US Open. United – 2021. ” At the same time, this season the tennis players faced each other on the court only once: in the semifinals of the “500” in Dubai, it was the 27-year-old Muscovite who turned out to be stronger. Before this victory, the Russian could not defeat his archrival for a year and a half.

History of personal encounters. Djokovic – Medvedev – 9-5.

No.YearTournamentCoatingRoundWinnerResult12017Davis CupHard 1/8 finalDjokovic3:6, 6:4, 6:1, 1:0/ rejection Medvedev22017EastbourneGrassSemifinalDjokovic6:4, 6:432019Australian OpenHardFourth roundDjokovic6:4, 6:7(5), 6:3, 6:242019Mon te-CarloG runtQuarterfinalsMedvedev6 : 3, 6:4, 6:252019CincinnatiHardSemifinalMedvedev3:6, 6:3, 6:362020ATP CupHardSemifinalDjokovic6:1, 5:7, 6:472020Final tournamentHardGroup stageMedvedev6:3, 6:382 021Australian OpenHardFinalDjokovic 7: 5, 6:2, 6: 292021US OpenHardFinalMedvedev6 :4, 6:4, 6:4102021BercyHardFinalDjokovic4:6, 6:3, 6:3112022AstanaHardSemifinalDjokovic4:6, 7:6(6) / rejection Medvedev122022Final tournamentHardGroup stage Djokovic6:3, 6: 7(5), 7:6( 2) 132023Adelaide-1HardSemifinalDjokovic6:3, 6:4142023DubaiHardSemifinalMedvedev6:4, 6:4

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So who is the favorite?

The victory over Alcaraz in the American TBS semifinals is very significant for Medvedev. Before his victory in the match against the 20-year-old from El Palmar, the Russian had five victories: it should be noted that he won all of them over Novak Djokovic. By the way, Medvedev is the only tennis player who has beaten a Serbian and a Spaniard this year.

All of Medvedev’s victories over the current world’s first rackets: 1. Monte Carlo 2019. 1/4 final. Djokovic – 6:3, 4:6, 6:2. 2. Cincinnati 2019. 1/2 finals. Djokovic – 3:6, 6:3, 6:3. 3. ATP Championship Final – 2020. Group. Djokovic – 6:3, 6:3. 4. US Open – 2021. Final. Djokovic – 6:4, 6:4, 6:4. 5. Dubai 2023. 1/2 finals. Djokovic – 6:4, 6:4. 6. US Open – 2023. 1/2 final. Alcaraz – 7:6, 6:1, 3:6, 6:3.

On the eve of the match against Djokovic, Medvedev was asked if there was any special way to prepare for the 2023 US Open final. The Russian was not worried and answered honestly.

“No. I will train at the same time as always. But not because of superstitions, but because it is a convenient time: both to sleep more and to have time at night. So I will do everything as always. It’s a matter of mental preparation, you want “Go to war, fight to the end, win. This is the attitude you should have in the final of a Grand Slam tournament,” the Russian said at a press conference after defeating world number one, Carlos Alcaraz.

Daniil Medvedev

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At the same time, Daniil noted that he would be very upset if he lost one of the biggest fights of this season.

“Winning Alcaraz is very important for my confidence and self-esteem. But the thing about tennis is that I won this match, and that’s great, but if I lose on Sunday (the final with Novak Djokovic. – Note from the “Championship”), I will be very angry, although in theory it will still be a good tournament “said the 2021 US Open champion after defeating the Spaniard.

National experts were not left out of the next final in New York. Thus, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation (RFF), Shamil Tarpishchev, shared his expectations about the battle between Djokovic and Medvedev.

“It is clear how to play with Djokovic. The main thing is not to become emotionally exhausted. In terms of gameplay, Danya can definitely win. The main thing is to be fresh emotionally and physically. And Dani has everything else in the game. Serving is necessary, but also depends on freshness. So we will be supporting,” Tarpishchev said in an interview with Championship.

At the same time, former world number one Yevgeny Kafelnikov had a different opinion. “I, like everyone, am very satisfied with Daniil’s result. It was an important, spectacular and beautiful victory (victory over Alcaraz. – Note from the “Championship”). However, all bookmakers and specialists have a favorite for the final: Djokovic. I am of the same opinion, Medvedev is definitely not the favorite,” Kafelnikov said in an interview with “Soviet Sport.”

After the victory over Carlos, Daniel admitted that he played 12 of 10, except for the third set. Furthermore, before the battle with the current leader of the ATP ranking, the Russian stated that it was enough for him to play a match with 11 points on a ten-point scale, and this would be enough for the final victory. In the confrontation two years ago in New York, the famous Muscovite already managed to surpass himself. He achieved the same trick in the match against Alcaraz in the round of 16 of the US Open 2023. Medvedev has already had a perfect fight against one of the two main favorites of the current tournament. In the next match against Djokovic, the world number three must act as bravely as in 2021. Only then will the Russian, for the second time in his career, lift the main American TBS Cup over his head and give unforgettable emotions to all fans. of the.

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