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.'