Stefanos Tsitsipas reveals what he will need to do beat Daniil Medvedev

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Stefanos Tsitsipas reveals what he will need to do beat Daniil Medvedev

Stefanos Tsitsipas is showing Daniil Medvedev major respect ahead of their match as the Greek says he will need to approach his game in the "most precise manner" if he wants to overcome the Medvedev challenge. Today, Tsitsipas and Medvedev clash in the Cincinnati Masters semifinal.

“He’s one of the best,” Tsitsipas said of Medvedev ahead of their match, per the ATP website. “I’m going to have to play my game. Of course, an obstacle like Daniil is never easy, but I’m going to try to stay concentrated, try to approach my game in the most precise, best manner.

I’ll let my tennis do the talking, and the rest will present itself if it’s something that I deserve”.

Tsitsipas hoping for a revenge versus Medvedev

At the start of the season, Medvedev beat Tsitsipas in the Australian Open semifinal.

Overall, Medvedev owns a 7-2 head-to-head versus Tsitsipas. Medvedev has never been an easy opponent for Tsitsipas but the Greek will certainly know how to approach the match. Earlier this year, Medvedev beat Tsitsipas 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-4 6-1.

This season, Medvedev is 20-6 in tie-breaks. Ahead of the match, Medvedev reflected on his impressive tie-break record in 2022. “That’s great, because a tie-break is a funny thing,” Medvedev reflected. “We call it a ‘lottery.’ I do think it’s that way a little bit.

I remember when I had my crazy run in 2019 [when he reeled of six straight finals], I won a lot of tie-breaks [11] in a row. Then I remember a time in my career when I lost five or six in a row. Now I’ve won a lot again.

I just try to do my best, play every point. For sure, you lose some, you win some. But 20-6 is a good record. I’m happy about it”. It remains to be seen if Tsitsipas can earn his third win over Medvedev today.