‘I want to get a win over Rafael Nadal next,’ says Daniil Medvedev after Novak Djokovic win

Daniil Medvedev says he would love a shot at breaking his duck against Rafael Nadal after he beat Novak Djokovic in London.

Medvedev produced a fine performance against Djokovic to book his place in the semi-finals as the group winner.

His opponent is yet to be decided, with Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas set for a showdown to decide who advances, but Medvedev is certainly not showing any fear of the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

“Rafa is one of the best tennis players in the history of sport. Of course I want to get a win against Rafa,” Medvedev said.

“I still don’t have one. So, yeah, as I say, no matter who I play, I’m gonna be happy to face him.

“Both are tough opponents. I lost against both of them last year, so from both sides it’s gonna be an interesting match. Against Stefanos, we have this rivalry, we are both young.

“We’re gonna have probably a lot of matches to come, so it’s always fun to play against him in many ways. Sometimes in bad ways; sometimes in good ways.”

Medvedev also made sure he savoured his win over Djokovic, although he thought the Serbian was a little short of his best on the night.

“To be completely honest, I am sure he didn’t play his best today. But still, it happens to everybody,” Medvedev added.

I always say the Big Three are the champions because it happens less to them than to other players.

“It is still tough to beat them, even on their bad days so I am really happy about the win. I am feeling good (and) confident right now.”

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