Davis Cup Finals tournament director Fernando Verdasco admitted he would love to see a Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev clash in Madrid. Serbia faces Kazakhstan in the quarterfinal, while Russia faces Sweden. "We are left with the regret that Spain has not been able to make the quarterfinal, yes, but at least we will have Djokovic and the Serbian team in those quarterfinals," Verdasco told Vamos de Movistar, as revealed on Punto de Break.
"Obviously it would be an incredible tie if Serbia and Russia face each other, especially because of that clash between Djokovic and Medvedev."
Djokovic and Medvedev clashed in the Paris Masters final
Medvedev, 25, claimed a straight-set win over Djokovic in the US Open final to lift his maiden Grand Slam title.
Two months later, world No. 1 Djokovic got his revenge over Medvedev as he beat the Russian 4-6 6-3 6-3 to win the Paris Masters. “I went back and reviewed the final of the US Open to see what I did wrong and what I did right,” Djokovic told Tennis Channel after the win.
“I tried to read the patterns of his serve and the ball toss, maybe. I tried to look for the small details, because it was a match of small margins. He started better, broke my serve in the first game and I came back. He served the first set out pretty comfortably, but I felt as if I was there.
"I thought it was only a matter of time when I was going to read his serve better, and start to make some plays. You can’t go through him. You have to find a way to play with controlled aggression, play the right shots at the right time and make him come in.
It’s variety that wins matches against him. We both suffered on the court and there was a lot of gruelling rallies."