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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 32-27, 27-20, 28-21 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    25 % Djokovic – 20 of 78
    28 % Medvedev – 22 of 77

    The 25-year-old Medvedev [4] had a few reasons to realistically believe in defeating Djokovic [1] on his beloved court:
    – 20-match winning streak
    – very good (considering huge difference in achievements) 3:4 H2H, including a good four-set loss on the same court two years ago, so before reaching a higher level of his tennis
    – much easier route to the final (dropped just two sets while Djokovic five, being close or closer to lose another ones)
    The Serb jumped to a 3:0* lead quickly, when he led 3:1 there was finally a longer, 20-stroke rally (I expected many of them, there were only a few) and the Russian broke back. Medvedev serving at 5:6 saved the first two set points but missed his forehand on the third opportunity for the opponent and the things were complicated because at majors he generally doesn’t win matches after losing the opener. It was only 1:3* when I stopped believing in him seeing his body language. The sets 2 and 3 were faster than anyone could expect, and Djokovic finished the event with a sky-hook shot which may be counted as either volley or overhead. “On the court, Daniil is one of the toughest players I have ever faced in my life. It’s only a matter of time before you hold a Grand Slam trophy,” said Djokovic, in the trophy ceremony. “If you can wait a few more years, I’d appreciate it. It’s amazing that he has put together a 20-match winning streak over the past few months.”

    Djokovic’s route to his 82nd title (18th Slam):
    1 Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
    2 Francis Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-3
    3 Taylor Fritz 7-6(1), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
    4 Milos Raonic 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
    Q Alexander Zverev 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(6)
    S Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
    W Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

    In a very bizarre third round match, Djokovic suffered an abdomen injury in the 3rd set against Fritz, and played to the end in something I’d call his 70-80% mode, it was enough to survive in five sets

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