Novak Djokovic beats Medvedev with effort in the Masters

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    Novak Djokovic maintained his unbeaten record at the ATP Masters.

Novak Djokovic threw a shot at the ball. He used his physical and mental resources to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-7 (5/7) and 7-6 (7/2) this Friday and remain undefeated in the Red Group ahead of the semifinals of the ATP Masters in Turin (Italy).

“I didn't feel very good physically, but I fought,” he admitted. the serbian. “I'm very proud to have used what little energy I had left.”

In the first set, Djokovic made the only 'break' to go up to 5-3 and win the set on his serve. 

The Serb had a much tougher time in the second set, saving three set points at 4-5 and forcing a tiebreak that took place Medvedev.

Facing the last and final set, Djokovic seemed very tired, exhausted, but he held on. until a tiebreak that he won. He scored with authority (7/2) to remain undefeated in the tournament.

"It was just the exhaustion of a grueling battle. There is no disease, there is no area of ​​the body affected. It was just the general exhaustion from the long exchanges and the length of the match,” 'Nole' said.

“There were a lot of different things but I'm not going to go into details. I don't want to reveal to my adversaries what happened to me. exactly,” he stressed.

This outpouring of energy is all the more astonishing considering that the Serb had secured his place in the semi-finals even before playing the match, thanks to his two wins over Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev. These two will meet at 20:00 GMT for second place in the qualifying group for the semifinals.

And the strangest of all is that Djokovic knew before he He started his match against Medvedev (N.5) who would play his semifinal the next day against Taylor Fritz, who qualified for the next day. It was Thursday and I had a day off.

"I don't like calculating"
"I don't know. I wondered if I could have given up and played tomorrow. I didn't even think about it. I really wanted to win,” he explained.

Djokovic, currently eighth in the world after a season cut short by his rejection of the covid vaccine, is the only player who can still win the tournament with full victories. He would bag the ATP tour-record prize of $4,740,300 up for grabs in Turin this year.

"I can't calculate, I don't like to calculate, I never will. I've done. My mentality is to win every game I play at the time I do it. I want to win, without thinking about what can happen tomorrow”, revealed Djokovic after his battle of more than 3 hours against Medvedev.

Above all, he aspires to a sixth title of Masters, with which he would match Roger Federer's record, and a second important title this year, after Wimbledon, to demonstrate to the emerging generation that at 35 years of age he's still in great shape.

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