Australian Open - Daniil Medvedev 'out to cause hell' for Novak Djokovic in final - Mats Wilander
Eurosport expert Mats Wilander was left stunned by how good Daniil Medvedev played in beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in their Australian Open semi-final, and believes the Russian will be a huge threat for world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday's showpiece. Medvedev will be "out to cause hell for his opponent", says Wilander.
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Speaking in the Eurosport Cube, Wilander said Medvedev would be "out to cause hell for his opponent" in the final, with Djokovic aiming for his 18th Grand Slam title.
"I'm a huge fan," he began. "He is a great character, and great for our sport.
"He is so smart, Medvedev. He knew what happened to Nadal against Tsitsipas, and that you just cannot let up at all.
He played so well, close to perfection I think. It's been unbelievable from Medvedev.
"The depth of his shots, his forehand is so deep. He only hit one forehand inside the service box. It's incredible.
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"How do you combat that? It's very difficult. What are you going to do? It's very unusual for any player. Also, his serve: it's a huge weapon.
"The backhand down the line from Medvedev is as good as Djokovic's and as good as anyone I've ever seen.
While Novak is more confident that he is going to win, I feel like Medvedev is going to enjoy the battle more because he is out there to just cause hell for his opponent. He likes to see Novak frustrated.
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Mischa Zverev added from Melbourne about the Russian: "His placement of his shots is incredible and his positioning on the court is tremendous.
"I feel like the player who is fitter is going to win the match."