Novak wins marathon in opposition to Medvedev, faces Fritz in Turin semis – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic stays undefeated on the Nitto ATP Finals this 12 months after an exciting victory over Daniil Medvedev on Friday afternoon.

The Serbian ace has improved to an ideal 3-0 within the Crimson Group following a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) win over the fourth-seeded Russian on the Pala Alpitour.

It was a high-quality and bodily demanding conflict, with each gamers hitting their groundstrokes with brutal accuracy and energy.

Novak clinched the primary set breaking his rival within the eighth recreation, earlier than Medvedev responded, taking the second set in a tie-break to drive a decider.

Little was separating Djokovic and Medvedev as they continued their battle within the third set. It was the seventh seed who prevailed, overcoming a break deficit and enjoying an excellent tie-break to seal his fortieth win of the season after three hours and 11 minutes of play.

“Big reduction,” Nole stated. “Daniil and I had some battles prior to now, I knew it was his final match of the season, and that he didn’t wish to end it with a loss. I didn’t really feel bodily so effectively within the third set to be sincere. I’m actually happy with with the ability to discover the final drop of power and crucial focus with the intention to come again into the match.”

Match statistics: aces (9-16), double faults (3-2), winners (46-41), unforced errors (44-34), whole factors received (138-119).

Novak will face Taylor Fritz (USA, 8) within the semi-finals on Saturday (5-0 H2H report).

Within the second semi-final, Casper Ruud (NOR, 3) will tackle Andrey Rublev (RUS, 6).

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