Just the first sentence was exciting
Medvedev was also not impressed by a nervous start. The match, led by German presidential referee Nico Helwerth, quickly reached a high level. A la Rod-Laver-Arena the Russian almost always found an answer to Djokovic’s aggressive play, the Serb had to fight hard for every point. After 42 minutes, he used a small weakness from Medvedev to win the first set.
Next attempt of the “Next generation” failed
The final of the Australian Open was also the next attempt of the players in the call “Next generation”to start the end of the era of superstars Djokovic, Federer and Nadal. Although the last U.S. Open to Dominic Thiem had already produced a new champion: Federer was injured, Nadal did not start and Djokovic was disqualified in the round of 16 due to a breakdown. “There is a lot of talk about the new generation that will take over”said Djokovic: “But really, that hasn’t happened yet. With all due respect to the other guys, they still have a lot of work to do.”
Medvedev loses his temper
This was demonstrated in the Melbourne final: Djokovic kept the pressure high even with the lead on his back, but Medvedev made increasingly simple mistakes. Out of frustration, the Russian broke his bat and fought more and more with himself. Djokovic, the discomfort of the abdominal muscles seemed completely overcome, he remained very focused and won the second round with ease. Medvedev became increasingly desperate, the focus had not passed. “He’s a very talented player, but he’s not nervous today.”, Becker told Eurosport. Mentally, Djokovic’s ice cream was far superior and he easily avoided one last riot from his opponent.
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Stand: 21.02.2021, 11:40