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While everyone was expecting a US Open final between the two best players in the world, Daniil Medvedev stepped in, and after deafeating Carlos Alcaraz, the Russian star will face Novak Djokovic again. This is a rematch of the final from two years ago, when Medvedev won his first Grand Slam of his career.
Daniil Medvedev vs Novak Djokovic: Overall head-to-head record
Currently, Novak and Daniil have one of the most heated rivalries. Djokovic has the most victories, but Medvedev has not made it easy for him. At the moment, the Serb leads the series 9-5.
Medvedev has won five championships this season, including two Master 1000s, while Djokovic has won four, including two Grand Slams and a Master 1000. Daniil has a record of 55 wins and 11 losses, while Novak has one of the season’s greatest records with 44 wins and 5 losses.
2023 Indian Wells semifinals – Medvedev vs Djokovic 6-4 6-4
The Russian tennis player had a strong start to the season, winning three trophies in a row in just three months, the most recent in Dubai. None of Medvedev’s opponents, including Djokovic in the semi-finals, were able to take even one set from him.
Daniil converted three break points in 1 hour and 35 minutes, while Djokovic only converted one. Medvedev defeated Djokovic in straight sets for the second time this season, and it was Djokovic’s first loss of the season.
2023 Adelaide semifinals – Djokovic vs Medvedev 6-3 6-4
Nothing better than starting the season with a title at the first attempt. In Adelaide, the Serbian tennis player strung together four consecutive victories in straight sets before reaching the final. One of those victories came in the semifinals against Daniil, who did little to slow Djokovic’s pace.
The 36-year-old needed only two break points to advance to the semifinals. Novak later defeated Sebastian Korda to win the first of his two titles in January, the second coming at the Australian Open.
2022 Turin round – Medvedev vs Djokovic 6-3 6-7 7-6
The Serbian tennis star finished the year with a strong showing at the ATP finals, where he only dropped one set, and that was against Medvedev in the first set. This was arguably Djokovic’s most challenging match because they played a total of 38 games in three sets, including two tiebreaks.
Despite the fact that it was a best-of-three match, they played for 3 hours and 11 minutes. Because neither player wanted to concede, there were only three break points in total, one for Daniil and two for Novak. Djokovic proceeded through the rounds and into the final, where he defeated Norwegian Casper Ruud.
Medvedev vs Djokovic facts
- Twelve of their fourteen meetings took place on hardcourt. They met on grass twice and on clay once.
- They met in a Grand Slam four times, twice in the final.
- Six of the fourteen meetings ended in straight sets.
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