Novak Djokovic is well placed in the quarter-finals of the Western and Southern Open. If he goes to the semifinals, he will have the opportunity to face Daniil Medvedev. The The Serbian was all in praise of the Russian and said “He’s kind of a cat and mouse when you play him.” Medvedev’s forehand is not the best in the field. Other players have a more agreeable right than his. However, the lethality and effectiveness of winning games are available.
“It’s a bit unusual at first, especially from the forehand. It’s not the prettiest technique, but it’s efficient. He manages to get that racket speed at the moment of impact, which allows him to hit the ball and balance and not make mistakes, on the contrary “, Djokovic stated.
He analyzes the right of the young Russian and deduces his strengths on the pitch.
“I think he’s penetrating more through the pitch with the forehand. I guess you can see the results of his work that he’s putting in and trying to improve that shot. “
Djokovic says his backhand is even difficult to play. Emphasizing that he is not only focusing on playing on the pitch, but also on adding and including some variations to his gameplay. His variety of hits makes him a lethal and nearly unplayable opponent under certain circumstances.
“The reverse is so difficult. It’s kind of a cat and mouse when you play it, really trying to change the depth and not just left / right. Because he likes the rhythm. It is difficult to interpret it, really, on any surface, and especially on hard “.
Novak Djokovic can’t wait to keep his form and eventually go all the way to win the cup. The US Open is around the corner and he may be eager to brush up on his mistakes before leaving for the Grand Slam.
Having survived an injury scare, Djokovic was expected to face German Jan-Lennard Struff in the quarter-finals. Daniil Medvedev would face the Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut. The tennis world would have anticipated their semifinal clash.