Daniil Medvedev on Novak Djokovic injury: ‘That’s why he’s amazing, that’s why he has 17 Slams’

Daniil Medvedev says Novak Djokovic managing to win with a possible torn abdominal muscle ‘is why he’s amazing.’

Djokovic was able to rally against Taylor Fritz on Friday to win a deciding set despite him clearly experiencing a lot of pain on court in the third and fourth sets.

And Medvedev, who moved into the fourth round himself Saturday, believes it says everything anyone needs to know about Djokovic.

“I definitely saw that he was in pain,” Medvedev.

“So I was surprised when I saw him winning. That’s why he has 17 Grand Slams. That’s why he’s amazing.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas, meanwhile, said he didn’t actually watch the match, so he didn’t feel able to comment on Djokovic’s injury status.

“I didn’t watch the match. I think it was too late,” Tsitsipas said.

“Bedtime for me. I hear he played really well in the fifth. I don’t have much more information.

“I heard he was kind of injured. I’m not even sure. It happens to everyone. I don’t know if he is actually injured.”

Djokovic said after his match that he does not yet know whether he will be able to play his fourth round match against Milos Raonic.

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

Top seed Daniil Medvedev crashes out of Halle but Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev through

Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev have booked their place in the second round of Halle, but top seed Daniil Medvedev has taken a surprise...

Novak Djokovic to start his Wimbledon preparations by playing Mallorca

It has been confirmed that Novak Djokovic will start his grass preparations at the maiden Mallorca Championships by playing in the doubles tournament.The event,...

‘I love playing tennis,’ says an emotional Andy Murray after triumphant return to Queens

Andy Murray made his return to grass tennis with a win over Benoit Paire at the Queens Club Championships in two straight sets.Murray, who...

‘Life isn’t about winning or losing’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas reveals personal heartbreak before French Open final

Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed he received the heartbreaking news of his grandmother's death just five minutes before the French Open final.The 22-year-old was playing his...

Novak Djokovic on Grand Slam record: ‘I’ll keep on chasing, I’ll keep on going’

Novak Djokovic says he will 'keep chasing' Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's Grand Slam record as he always knew he could.Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas...

‘My fitness is as good as it has ever been,’ insists Andy Murray ahead of Wimbledon

A defiant Andy Murray has claimed his fitness is 'as good as it has ever been,' although he knows he needs to translate that...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here