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Medvedev praises Tsitsipas

There’s no love lost between Medvedev and Tsitsipas but the Russian was full of praise for the Greek ace after dumping him out of the Open.

Medvedev said: “Every match against Stefanos is kind of special … it’s great, it was a really tight match, with some emotional moments on both sides … I’m just super happy to manage to win it because I feel like it was very close.

“It was a rollercoaster … Stefanos is an offensive player … as soon as he has a forehand he tries to take control of the point, so we all know it, and I was a little bit tired today … I don’t know if it was the pace of his forehand was too fast and if I was late on the ball, or if my legs were not fast enough, but I’m happy that at the end of the set I managed to ‘turn this light’ a little bit on and it was enough to be

“On some shot maybe where he would not even expect it, because before I was not … I managed to put some spark on it … I didn’t really try to change my position.

“I think I just tried to hit stronger when I had the ball on my racket, to not give him these easy balls to dictate the points.”