Novak Djokovic piles praise on Daniil Medvedev ahead of mouthwatering Adelaide clash | Tennis | Sport
Djokovic needed an hour and 55 minutes to get past Shapovalov in his quarter-final on Friday, facing several break points in the opening set before the Canadian started mounting a comeback from a break down in the final set. Discussing the match, he said: “I think the scoreline probably doesnt give you the right idea of what happened on the court.
“It was such a close match, almost two hours for two sets. The first set it was extremely exhausting for both of us, we pushed eachother to the limit physically, lots of long exchanges, rallies in the first six or seven games of the first set. He made a couple of double faults. With 4-3 in the first set for me with new balls, the match turned around for me, I started feeling more relaxed on the court, played really well.
“He got back in the second set but I just managed to stay I guess mentally composed in the right moments and play my best tennis, and I’m definitely pleased with the way I fought tonight.”