Daniil Medvedev has beaten Novak Djokovic twice this year so far, in Monte Carlo quarter-finals and Cincinnati semi-finals. Why? Explaining his success over the Serb, the Russian said: "My style matches his, not weaknesses because he doesn't really have weaknesses, but the match is something that's disturbing him.
All the matches we played against him, it was not easy for him, and finally, I managed to win the last two. So if we are going to play, hopefully, I can continue to bring him some annoying tennis." Medvedev also shared something interesting.
"I remember playing against Novak in Davis Cup. I think it was not that big stadium, like 4,000, but of course, packed. We're losing 1-0. Karen lost against Troicki. I just went out of the court and I understood there is going to be like 10 people sitting there in the Russian box for me and the rest is going to be for Novak.
This match, I started cramping when I was up, like, 6-3, 3-0, I started cramping a little bit before so couldn't finish the match, but was an amazing experience for me and was playing some great tennis. But all the match, I was just taking the energy, I was not listening, kind of not thinking about that they were against me.
I was just taking the energy they had because the energy was electric, and just putting it on the court. That's what I'm trying to do when it's against me," concluded the Moscow native. In the quarter-finals, Medvedev will play Stan Wawrinka.
Wawrinka won his fourth-round match against Djokovic when the Serbian retired because of shoulder injury while down two sets and a break.