Daniil Medvedev said that staying consistent and raising his level in the most important moments was the key to his victory over Grigor Dimitrov. In the semifinal in Vienna, Medvedev dismantled Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2. «It was a great match.
There were a few moments in the match where I thought I should have done a little better, gone up front earlier and tried to build pressure earlier. Then I managed to maintain consistency and, on the most important points, I managed to raise my level.
That was enough today, and I am very happy with my level,» Medvedev said after the match, according to the ATP website.
How did Medvedev defeat Dimitrov?
Medvedev got off to a positive start to the match, claiming the first break in game five to open up a 3-2 lead.
After winning the first break of the match, Medvedev also had break points in the seventh and ninth games, but he just didn’t convert. However, a break of serve was enough for Medvedev, who served for the first set in the tenth game.
During the first three games of the match, no breaks were seen as Dimitrov was 2-1 up. Medvedev then claimed back-to-back breaks and won five games in a row to complete a straight-set victory in style. Medvedev was creating a lot of break chances, while his serve was untouchable as Dimitrov didn’t have a single break point during their match.
“The serve is probably the most important shot in tennis. I was lacking a bit this season, I had too many double faults. Sometimes, in important moments, my serve could have been a bit better. I’ve been working a lot with my coach to try to find this rhythm. [again]and so far I am serving well here.
I’m very happy about that and that’s why I’m also playing so well,» explained Medvedev. Medvedev plays Denis Shapovalov in the final in Vienna.