Novak Djokovic (ATP 8.) Finished the tournament’s group stage undefeated ATP Finals Played in Turin. After defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 3) and Andrei Rublev (ATP 7), the Serb also beat Danil Medvedev (ATP 5). However, the duel with the Russians was the most demanding.
Novak Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev. The Serb ended the meeting exhausted
Tennis players fought over three hours of battle. Djokovic won the first set 6-3, and then it got tougher. The second batch was very tight. None of the players made any mistakes. Game Point for point, game for game. Only the tiebreaker decided the fate of this party. In it, Medvedev turned out to be a little better, winning 7: 5, as Djokovic lost his serve at the decisive moment.
This was undoubtedly influenced by the enormous Serbian fatigue. After the second set, we saw disturbing images on the court. Djokovic looked completely exhausted. Having lost the group on his soft legs, he went to rest on his seat. Cameras captured how hard he was to catch his breath. Suddenly, his hand started trembling uncontrollably. Then he took off his shirt and began to splash himself with water.
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These scenes were very disturbing. It looked like Djokovic could give up the match at any moment. ex-boss ATP arrangement However, he showed remarkable tenacity. Show why it’s been at the top for years. He just sighed, gritted his teeth, and returned to the game. In the third set, which was as tight as the second, he managed to turn the tide in his favour.
This game was almost identical to the second set. This time, the winner was decided by tiebreaker. However, we have not seen an equal match in it. Djokovic dominated Medvedev, broke him twice and finally won 7: 2. But in the whole match, 2: 1 (6: 3, 6: 7, 7: 6).
– It’s a battle, it is fight. “I am proud that I was able to find the last drop of energy and focus necessary to get back into the match,” Djokovic said after the match.
Novak Djokovic’s complete set of victories ensured promotion to the semi-finals of the event. In it, he will face Taylor Fritz (ATP 9.). The American finished second in the green group. The match between the players will take place on Saturday at 21:00. The ATP Finals prize pool is $14,750,000.
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