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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 34-27, 32-17, 40-33 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    45 % Medvedev – 37 of 82
    22 % Tsitsipas – 23 of 101

    In the opening two sets Medvedev [4] didn’t need to push himself to work hard, he just implemented his “plan A” and it was enough to break Tsitsipas [6] a few times, holding comfortably. In the 3rd set the crowd was involved and helped the Greek to go from *1:3 (30/40) to 4:3* (40/30) – Medvedev delivered very good serve then as well as at *4:5 (0/30). He broke in the 11th game with a stunning backhand pass on the run and closed out the match in the following game without any troubles. He now leads 6:1 in H2H vs Tsitsipas. “[When I was scared], I just tried to hit aces and winners or put the ball in the court,” said Medvedev. “That is the only way to do it… I am happy I managed to keep my nerves because I didn’t make so many bad choices, except for the game where I got broken… I am happy that I managed to keep my calm.” One year later they meet in the Aus Open semifinal again, Medvedev wins 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

    Serve & volley: Medvedev 1/1, Tsitsipas 4/5

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