Daniil Medvedev does think that Carlos Alcaraz is beatable as the Russian highlighted that Novak Djokovic loses at times and that there have also been cases of someone beating Rafael Nadal on clay. Medvedev, ranked at No 3 in the world, is set to meet top-seeded Alcaraz in the US Open semifinal.
Earlier this year, Medvedev was on a 19-match win streak before Alcaraz ousted him 6-3 6-2 in the Indian Wells Masters final. In the summer, Alcaraz also claimed a 6-3 6-3 6-3 win over Medvedev in the Wimbledon semifinal. Going into their US Open semifinal, Alcaraz was asked if Medvedev was beatable considering how their last two matches went.
Medvedev thinks Alcaraz is beatable
"Yeah, I would say what makes him that difficult is just that he has every shot. He has extra power to other players. So it's true many players probably I would go with 97%, it's tough for them to hit the ball through me, like I'm always there, always running, always trying to get it back.
He can do it just because he has this power, we see it 100 mile forehand winner and stuff like this. Some players, even if we try, we cannot do it. So that's one thing he's good from forehand, backhand, he can slice, dropshot.
So he has every shot in the game. But again, tennis, you can always beat players. People beat Novak. People even beat Rafa on clay, which is almost impossible but some players do. It's the same about Carlos," Medvedev said.
Also, Medvedev said he will try to serve better this time against Alcaraz.
"Every time I will be playing against him I want to try to win, so I said it one time already, I need to serve better than I did the previous matches. I need to serve on the line if I need to. I need to put my shots on the line and stuff like this. I need to be there 100% of the time and be better," Medvedev highlighted.
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