ATP Adelaide: Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev and reaches final
by JOVICA ILIC | VIEW 7084
Novak Djokovic is through to his first Adelaide final in 16 years! The Serb took down Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-final, struggling with a left thigh injury but bringing the victory home in straight sets. Thus, the Serb will face Sebastian Korda in his 131st ATP final.
Novak beat Daniil for the ninth time in 13 encounters and the fourth in a row since the 2021 Paris Masters final. Djokovic served at 57% and drew the most from it. He played superbly after landing the first serve in and kept the pressure on the other side after fending off all three break points.
Both players won 16 return points, and Novak turned his into two breaks from three opportunities, enough to seal the deal and preserve his body for the title clash.
Novak Djokovic is through to the final in Adelaide.
Novak made a strong start and broke Daniil in the fourth game for a 3-1 advantage.
The Serb experienced a left thigh injury and took a medical timeout. He saved a break point in game seven and closed the opener on his serve at 5-3 for a massive boost. Both players served well in the second set's opening six games before Novak grabbed a break that sent him in front.
The Serb defended two break chances at 4-3 to remain in front and held at 15 at 5-4 to emerge at the top.