Tennis – Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic Defeats Medvedev; Into The QF’s
Novak Djokovic proceeded with his mission to win a record seventh Australian Open title by achieving the quarter-finals with a fighting match against Daniil Medvedev.
The indefinable world number one, endeavoring to wind up the principal man to win the competition in excess of multiple times, battled his way to a 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 6-3 triumph at Rod Laver Arena.
Medvedev expressed that Djokovic is not the player he used to be in front of the fourth-round challenge and may have been lamenting those remarks as the best seed made him work for huge spells of a match which completed in the early long stretches of Tuesday morning.
The fifteenth seed from Russia had not dropped a set on the way to the last 16 and set up a decent battle, however Djokovic ground down him down to set up a last-eight experience with Kei Nishikori.
Djokovic bossed most of the more drawn out mobilizes, his fantastic wellness levels radiating through once more as he remained on course for a third continuous fabulous grand slam title – and the fifteenth of his profession.
he Wimbledon and US Open boss indicated disappointment with the group from the get-go yet spared a break point by winning a top notch rally with a padded strike volley at the net and asserted the principal break in the following amusement to lead 4-2.
Medvedev got back on serve at 5-4 when Djokovic dumped a strike into the net, however the Serb was managing the more drawn out encourages and wrapped up the set with a strike champ after a double fault from the 22-year-old.
Djokovic kept on working his depleted looking adversary from side to side as he rushed into a 5-1 lead in the second set, however the previous whipped a ball in wrath in the wake of being pegged back at 4-4.
Medvedev kept up his force in the tie-break, securing a simple passing shot after a Djokovic forehand skipped up off the net string and drawing level when the bothered most loved crashed a forehand into the net.
Djokovic endured a fall right off the bat in the third however lifted himself up to recover the high ground subsequent to battling off a break point, going 3-2 up when his rival showered a strike wide and winning four games in succession to take the set.
The two players worn out as the clock ticked past midnight, yet Djokovic had enough left in the tank to abstain from going all the way, breaking twice in a fourth set he finished with a forehand victor to experience.
“Since I guess my opponent is watching, I’m feeling fantastic….I’ve never been fresher in my life!”
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2019
Novak Djokovic was complaining because he didn’t feel he had enough of the crowd’s support during his match with Shapovalov. So now he’s playing Medvedev.
— Just Another TV Addict (@Abittennisy) January 21, 2019
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