Daniil Medvedev: Novak Djokovic is probably best in the world right now
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Daniil Medvedev has no doubt who will be the main favorite to win the Australian Open after Carlos Alcaraz decided to withdraw from the tournament due to injury. Djokovic has shown his qualities many times at the Australian Open, and we will see if he can do the same this time.
“Honestly, losing against probably best player in the world right now,” he said in his post-match press conference, as quoted by tennismajors.com. “Of course, Carlos in terms of rankings because he’s done amazing in one part of the year, 2022.
He’s first. But also since he’s not in Australian Open, Novak probably best in the world right now. He won four tournaments in a row, five tournaments in a row”.
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev
After being defeated in Adelaide by Djokovic 2:0, Medvedev hopes that the situation will not be the same at the Australian Open.
He is aware of how difficult a task awaits him if he has to play with Djokovic again. “Bit disappointed, but that’s also positive. I felt great tonight, really great, that’s good for Australian Open. But feeling that great, I lost.
That’s a little bit the negative. So, yeah, hopefully no Novak on my side of the draw in Australian Open. But even if it’s not the case, going to try my best and going to try to do better next time like I was able to do against him before”.
Tennis is an unpredictable sport. There is a lot of tension and many strange situations on the field that you cannot influence. “Against Novak I won a slam,” he reminded reporters. “I believe in myself. “But sometimes on the court it gets tough.
Sometimes you don’t manage to make the challenge. Tonight is a case. I didn’t manage to pass the test. Next time I face him, I’m going to try to do it again”.