World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev expects Novak Djokovic to change some things when they meet in the Paris Masters final. Medvedev and Djokovic last met at the US Open as the Russian saw off the Serb in straight-sets to lift his maiden Grand Slam title.
Medvedev acknowledged he could use some of the tactics he used in the US Open final but he also expects Djokovic to be better prepared this time. "Of course winning the US Open would give me maybe some tactical things I want to try to repeat or use against Novak," Medvedev said.
"At the same time, again, we all know who Novak is. If he would not adapt to circumstances, he would not be where he is now. So he is definitely going to try to change something, which I cannot know what it is he is going to try to do so I'm going to try to think about this.
And, yeah, that's the game of tennis sometimes,"
Medvedev knows Djokovic won't be lacking motivation
Medvedev prevented Djokovic from making tennis history at the US Open and he knows that the Serb will be extremely motivated to get his revenge in Paris.
"I think, yeah, against some players you feel like maybe you won a few months ago and you can gain confidence from this. Against Novak you know that actually he is going to want to beat you even more when you beat him.
Lets see how it goes tommorow," Medvedev claimed. Meanwhile, five-time ATP champion Djokovic said he expects Medvedev to be a huge challenge. "It will be a big challenge tomorrow in the final versus Daniil Medvedev.
I hope I can start the final better than I did in New-York. I have to play my best game. It will not guarantee the victory but I'm ready for a big battle," Djokovic said.