Novak Djokovic: 'I am ready to play marathon match against Daniil Medvedev'


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Novak Djokovic: 'I am ready to play marathon match against Daniil Medvedev'

Novak Djokovic is ready to face Daniil Medvedev for the third time in his career. The Serb faced the Russian twice before, both in 2017: in February of that year, the Serb took advantage of Medvedev's retirement, while in June at the Eastbourne Open Djokovic prevailed in three.

'He has a very good game', said Djokovic. 'Medvedev deserves respect and the results he achieved in the last six months have led him to reach his career-high ranking, he is closer to the top 10 and he has the quality to be there.

He is a tall guy, he serves extremely strong, but I think he now moves better, which previously missed in his game. He has a better backhand than forehand, but he reduced forehand unforced errors. He played a lot of matches lately, he beat some of the best players, and here he barely lost a set.

He is in a great shape but I feel well. Just like in a clash with Shapovalov, Medvedev has nothing to lose. I will try to have a right tactic and start intensely. I am physically ready to play and eventually also clash in a marathon.'

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