High roller: Rising Russian star Medvedev stuns Djokovic in Monte Carlo

20 Avril, 2019, 00:43 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion

Serbia's Novak Djokovic (2R, UP) and Russia's Daniil Medvedev shake hands at the end of the quarter final tennis match on the day 7 of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament on April 19, 2019 in Monaco.

Earlier, World number one Novak Djokovic's French Open preparations were dealt with a blow as he suffered a 6-3 4-6 6-2 defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals Friday.

Medvedev had lost each of his previous three clashes with Djokovic but he broke his Serbian opponent's serve five times to move into the final four.

The 31-year-old has struggled for rhythm in his first clay court event of the season and will need step up his game to have a chance of completing a personal sweep at next month's French Open by lifting his fourth straight Grand Slam title.

Despite showing real form on clay, Medvedev was an outside bet against Djokovic with many expecting the world No 1 to meet tournament favourite Rafael Nadal in the final.

I trained well, I am confident because I reached the Doha Open semifinals on hard, I won in Buenos Aires without dropping off a set, then I played so and so in Indian Wells and Miami. It's expected in a way for me to peak right at that tournament because that's what I'm aiming for.

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'He's got a very solid backhand, ' Djokovic told reporters.

The victor totalled less than half of the 47 unforced errors which came off the Djokovic racquet in the two-hour, 20-minute struggle in windy conditions.

"Maybe I'm lacking the consistency with the top results in the last couple of years in the best tournaments".

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On how it felt to start the season on a good note, the Italian added: "They are very useful points, I headed into the clay season holding more than 400 points".

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