Medvedev comes from two sets down and wins two tiebreaks to remain alive and defeat Alexander Zverev for a spot in the Australian Open final. Daniil Medvedev defeated longtime opponent Alexander Zverev 5-7, 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(5), 6-3 on Friday to go to his third Australian Open final. This marked Medvedev’s fourth career comeback from a two-set deficit to love down. Now, Medvedev is in the Australian Open finals and will face Italian Jannik Sinner on Sunday.
Medvedev Outplays Zverev in Australian Open Clash
Zverev, the sixth seed, dominated at the net and converted all three of his break opportunities in the opening set. He was very aggressive. In the second set, he won 17 of 19 net points by continuing to block Medvedev’s shots at the net.
The third-seeded Daniil defeated Zverev in a close third set, winning 84 percent of the points on his first serve. This continued until the fourth set, where Medvedev made ninety percent of his first serve points (19 out of 21), striking fourteen winners to only six unforced errors. In the decisive set, Zverev lost his composure as Medvedev broke his serve twice. There were only eight winners and twenty-one unforced errors in the set for the German.
When Alexander Zverev initially ascended the ATP rankings as a talented teenager destined for success, Daniil Medvedev was conspicuously absent. Medvedev’s journey to the pinnacle of the sport was more protracted than his counterparts, and even upon reaching it, he remained overshadowed by players with more flamboyant playing styles and years of anticipation.
DANIIL MEDVEDEV: THE SURVIVOR
Daniil Medvedev reflects on the fight he possessed to make the comeback against Alexander Zverev.
Post-match, Medvedev remarked, “To be honest, I think neither of us played that well in the first set.” I felt like I played a little bit better in the second set than I did in the first. He played really well; I had no opportunities on his serve, and he won 6-3 with two breaks. Even though I was a little lost, I made the decision to be proud of myself even if I lost this match in the third set. I’m going to fight until the absolute end because if I lose, I lose, and I’m glad that I succeeded.”
Social Media Experts Spring into Action Following Daniil Medvedev’s Victory
In a Daniil Medvedev fan group, a supporter Chakravarthy Gattupalli Kalyana advises that for a successful win in the Australian Open 2024 Final tomorrow, Medvedev should aim to conclude the match within the first three sets. Daniil Medvedev has already played three five-setters and two four-setters to reach the final. So, he strongly believes that after having played such multiple hectic matches, his remaining energy levels are not going to support him in winning another five sets.
And on the other way, Jannik Sinner, comparatively a younger and more energetic player than Daniil Medvedev, has completed all of his matches before the final with more ease when we compare with Daniil Medvedev’s path to the final. So, Jannik Sinner will be stepping into the court tomorrow with more of his well-preserved energy levels.
And what Jannik Sinner needs to do is win either of the first three sets, and his job is done. No wonder even if Daniil Medvedev retires in the midst of the match any point of time due to fatigue, or any other physical issue. But I think Jannik Sinner will not be stepping into court with such silly expectations. In fact, Jannik Sinner will be strongly aiming to finish off the match in the first three sets themselves.
So, it’s definitely going to be a mission-impossible task for Daniil Medvedev to win tomorrow’s match. But he will be even happier to see Daniil Medvedev holding the trophy tomorrow if he manages to win the match.
He further added that he thinks it will be a better idea for Daniil Medvedev to speak with the former Russian tennis player Nikolay Davidenko and take his suggestions on how to manage energy levels in such tiresome situations.
Grand Finale of the Australian Open
The Australian Open finals feature Medvedev. He will play Jannik Sinner of Italy on Sunday after the Italian won the second semifinal in four sets against 10-time tournament champion Novak Djokovic. This Sunday’s match will be the pair’s tenth overall Lexus ATP Head2Head match. While Sinner has recently experienced success, winning their last three matches at the end of 2023, Medvedev won the first six games.
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