Greg Rusedski: Djokovic not impacted by Medvedev loss

Tennis: He still feels the Serb will do well at the US Open

by Philip Anderson
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Greg Rusedski: Djokovic not impacted by Medvedev loss

Former Brit No.1 Greg Rusedski is sure that Novak Djokovic's defeat to Daniil Medvedev was a one-off. He further thinks with his hard-court game on point, he is still a front runner for the US Open title this year as well. Djokovic, who defeated Juan Martin del Potro in last year’s finals begins his title defence against Roberto Carballes Baena.

Speaking about the New York courts suiting Djokovic, Rusedski said, “No not at all. It is a different ball in Cincinnati, a much quicker ball. “The US Open ball is slower so that gives him a little bit more time.

Honestly, Medvedev played the match of his life. He was tremendous in that semi-final so Djokovic still goes in as the favourite in three out of five sets”. He further added, “The guy has won two out of three majors this year and lost in a hurricane semis at the French.

You can never discount him. Plus, he got enough matches reaching the semi-finals. He was only one match short of getting the extra match”. He ended by speaking about Djokovic's support staff and his team, “It is nothing to worry about from Novak’s point of view as well.

Marian Vajda is going to be back with him next week as well. The whole team will be reunited so I’m not worried about Djokovic at all because he has got enough matches”.

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