Serbian Novak Djokovic stated during the press conference after his victory in the Australian Open semifinals that Russian Daniil Medvedev, who could become his rival in the final if he beats Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (2), is the man to beat, because he is going through a streak of nineteen consecutive wins.
“In addition to winning many in a row, he has beaten the best in the world with relative ease, as he did with me at the past ATP Finals in London.” he recalled after beating Russian breakout player Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to reach his ninth final at Melbourne Park.
“I am very happy that I recovered at the right time. I was surprised not to have any pain at all, although it is true that he had already been through this situation in the past, “added Djokovic who could achieve his third consecutive crown on the banks of the Yarra River.
“It helps me to be more confident that I haven't lost any semifinals or finals here. It helps me and I don't know if it affects my rivals too, “he said.
“I am fresh and motivated. Glad to now have two days off. The conditions of this tournament are perfectly suited to my game, especially if I play at night”, concluded the winner of eight titles in the Australian 'major'.