Novak Djokovic commented on his upcoming semifinals match against Daniil Medvedev in Cincinnati. The Russian is coming from the final both in Washington and Montreal. "He's in form, definitely", recognized Djokovic.
"A lot of matches, a lot of confidence, not missing the ball from back of the court. Played finals in Washington and Montreal. Hasn't dropped a set here. It doesn't seem he's tired from that amount of matches, actually, and contrary, it's serving him well.
When you're winning so many matches in a row, obviously confidence level is very high. Then you're going for the shots. He has a big serve. He has improved his movement a lot because he's a tall guy. He's all-around player, has a lot of variety in his game.
It's going to be a tough one. I think it's also going to be physical and I'm hoping for the best." Medvedev spoke about how he prepares for a match: "Before the match we discuss kind of what is my game plan.
I always say on the tour if you don't play an 18-year-old wildcard, you know how everybody plays. Everybody knows my weak spots, also. There are other things that -- I mean, you are playing Rafa, you know not his weak spots but what you shouldn't do, and still you lose 6-3, 6-0.
Doesn't change much. You need to play some great tennis. But basically, yeah, as I say, I know every opponent I'm going to play, so just before the match, the day before the match with my coach we sit down, kind of discuss the tactics, and it works many times."