‘Novak Djokovic won because he was just the better player,’ says Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open final because he was simply the better player, Daniil Medvedev has admitted.

Medvedev is back in action for the first time since that defeat this week when he starts his Rotterdam campaign.

The Russian can climb to number two in the world rankings if he reaches the final, although it was another final the press wanted to quiz him on.

He was ultimately well-beaten by Novak Djokovic at his brilliant best in Melbourne, but after a week to contemplate the match, Medvedev’s conclusions have not changed.

Asked if he has thought if he’d do anything differently in the Australian Open final, Medvedev said: “I, for sure, thought about it a little bit, actually discussed it more with my coach and my team.

“It’s that type of match where you get off the court and you feel like you didn’t play well.

“[But] there is no reason that I wouldn’t play well because I just won 20 matches playing well, so there is no reason technically, why I won’t play well.

“Novak played really good. He did everything good, he was playing good and I couldn’t find my stance on the court.

“I think if we played again I would do things differently in terms of tactics during the game.

“That’s tennis, it’s experience, but this match he won because he was just the better player.”

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