Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev made an unbelievable comeback to stun World Number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters tournament on Saturday.
Although Djokovic was expected to win, it was Daniil Medvedev who produced his best performance to emerge as the winner and beat the Serbian great 3-6 6-3 6-3.
This was Medvedev’s second win against Djokovic in their last two appearances. The Russian will now be up against David Goffin in the finals. David will be coming to this final match on the back of a win against Richard Gasquet.
The first set of was a clinical performance by Djokovic as he easily won it 6-3 without a hint of struggle. However, it was in the second set that his opponent Medvedev suddenly increased his intensity, raised his aggression and played more positively.
Djokovic even started the second set in full form and looked set to win the match in straight sets before his serve was finally broken. And after that Daniil Medvedev did not look back and won the match.
“I was so tired in the first set and playing Novak, I thought I’m not going to be able to keep the intensity,” world number eight Medvedev said in a courtside interview with ESPN.
“Then there was one momentum change in the second and I just started playing unbelievable,” he added.