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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Daniil Medvedev had the enviable document of defeating Novak Djokovic in three out of their final 4 matches earlier than the Australian Open remaining, however after Sunday’s thrashing the Russian was left questioning if his greatest would have made any distinction.
Medvedev walked on to the floodlit Rod Laver Arena for his second main remaining, having gained the Paris Masters, the ATP Finals and the team-based ATP Cup in a 20-match successful streak that included 12 straight wins over top-10 opponents.
But his unbeaten run and the previous document counted for nothing as Djokovic tutored him on his “living room”, exhibiting him how he has managed to stay unscathed in 9 Australian Open finals with a 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory.
“I feel like I could have played better,” Medvedev informed reporters, when requested to clarify if he performed badly or Djokovic was too good. “Especially looking at the matches where I played him.
“At the identical time there may be at all times a query perhaps he was not that good (throughout) the opposite matches I performed him … the query is how did he handle to win right here 9 instances out of 9. Probably all 9 instances he was higher than his opponent.
“He definitely was good. I definitely could have done better. But even if I would have done better, doesn’t mean that the score would be different … Today we have this score. I’m the loser; he’s the winner. That’s the point.”
Medvedev misplaced in a fifth set decider in opposition to Rafa Nadal in his maiden Grand Slam remaining on the 2019 U.S. Open.
He stated the defeat in New York harm more than his Australian Open loss as he had more chances to win that day.
“But both losses hurt,” the 25-year-old stated. “The only thing that keeps me warm is that I always try to do my best on the court. I think I got closer because I always say experience is the key for me.
“Next time if I play Novak ever right here within the remaining, I’m going to do some issues on the courtroom, perhaps off the courtroom additionally, in a different way as a result of at the very least I might have this expertise the place he gained (in opposition to) me straightforward.
“Doesn’t mean that I will succeed, but that’s (the) life of a tennis player.”
Labelling Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic as his three most tough opponents and “cyborgs of tennis”, Medvedev stated he can be completely satisfied to win a Grand Slam in opposition to any opponent.
“I had two (Grand Slam) chances. I lost both of them. Hopefully I will have some more.”
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