‘Novak Djokovic has the confidence to down Daniil Medvedev,’ says top analyst

Novak Djokovic has the confidence to win the Australian Open final, despite the Russian being ‘out to cause hell’ for him, says Mats Wilander.

Djokovic and Medvedev will meet in a mouth-watering final on Sunday after both players cruised through their semi-finals in straight sets.

Medvedev comes into the match on a 20-match winning streak, with over half of those coming against top ten opposition – Djokovic included.

However, whilst Eurosport expert Mats Wilander is expecting a fascinating contest, he says Novak Djokovic is obviously equipped to deal with the surging Russian star.

“The psychology in the match will be key,” Wilander said.

“Whereas Novak is more confident he is going to win, I feel like Daniil Medvedev is going to enjoy the battle more because I think he is out there to cause hell for his opponent and if he wins great.

“He likes to see Novak frustrated and I think he feels like he can frustrate him. In the end, Novak, I think the confidence is there to win the match.

“The fittest player here is going to win this match, and I feel that Medvedev doesn’t look like he is going to get tired.

“Novak could maybe get a little frustrated playing Medvedev, then suddenly might he feel it in his legs.

“I do agree from the first point I think Novak is confident that he can handle it and then you get into that hour, hour and a half, two hours and Medvedev is doing the same thing and you run out of ideas.

“But of course, Novak has never lost on that court and that is key.”

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