Novak Djokovic will play the match of his life against Daniil Medvedev on Sunday when he will have the opportunity to win a historic year Grand Slam.
The Serbian champion has proved plenty of times of having outstanding mental toughness, but his upcoming match will be really a lot to handle.
Djokovic’s recipe to beat Medvedev
During the press conference that followed his semifinal, Novak Djokovic revealed what he will do to beat Daniil Medvedev and conquer the US Open.
” [I will] Just keeping things simple, guys. I know we want to talk about history. I know it’s on the line. I’m aware of it. Of course, I’m aware of it.
But I’m just trying to lock into what I know works for me. I have my routines, I have my people. I isolate myself. I gather all the necessary energy for the next battle, only the next match, the next match.
I said it on the court. I’m going to treat this match as it’s my last one because it’s arguably the most important one of my career maybe. Maybe not, I don’t know. But of this year, for sure.”
Djokovic at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021
Currently ranked no.1, Novak has managed to achieve a composed 44-5 match record in 2021. Djokovic is currently competing at the U.S. Open where he defeated Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 6-1 6-75 6-2 6-1, Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 6-3 6-2, Kei Nishikori 6-74 6-3 6-3 6-2, Jenson Brooksby 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2, Matteo Berrettini 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-3 and Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-2 6-4 4-6 6-2.
Djokovic conquered 4 titles in 2021 at the Australian Open, in Belgrade, at the French Open and in Wimbledon. Djokovic was the runner-up in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia).
Novak won 85 titles in his career: 48 on hard courts, 17 on clay courts, 13 on indoor courts and 7 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Medvedev at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021
Ranked world no.2 (career-high), the Russian has achieved a 46-10 record in 2021. The Russian is currently having a run at the U.S. Open where he bested Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-3 6-1, Dominik Koepfer 6-4 6-1 6-2, Pablo Andujar 6-0 6-4 6-3, Daniel Evans 6-3 6-4 6-3, Botic Van De Zandschulp 6-3 6-0 4-6 7-5 and Felix Auger Aliassime 6-4 7-5 6-2.
The Russian conquered 3 titles in 2021 in Marseille, in Mallorca and in Toronto. The Russian reached the final at the Australian Open.
Medvedev won 12 titles in his career: 5 on hard courts, 6 on indoor courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev played each other 8 times. The head to head is 5-3 for Djokovic. Previously, the last time when they locked horns, Novak Djokovic won 7-5 6-2 6-2 in the final in Melbourne (Australian Open) on the 21st of February 2021.
Here the highlights.
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev
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