Ebene News – UA – Daniil Medvedev raises Rafael Nadal issue ahead of possible Australian Open clash

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Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev hinted there were question marks about Rafael Nadal’s fitness ahead of a possible Australian Open semi-final clash this week Medvedev continued his impressive winning streak to reach the final four of the Australian Open after beating Andrey Rublev in straight sets

Medvedev is undefeated since losing to Kevin Anderson at the Vienna Open in October last year, winning three titles in the process

He led Russia to ATP Cup victory earlier this month while also winning the ATP Tour Finals, which included wins over Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem

And the 25-year-old has appeared in excellent form at the Australian Open so far, comfortably beating his compatriot to reach the semi-finals

Nadal is the clear favorite to meet him in the last four with the Spaniard facing Stefanos Tsitsipas

The world No.2 has also enjoyed huge success so far in Melbourne as he has not lost a set yet

There was some concern about Nadal’s fitness ahead of the tournament as he injured himself in the ATP Cup

He seems to have ignored those concerns, but Medvedev believes bringing Nadal down to five sets could see the 20-time Grand Slam champion struggle

“Of course not. After that I don’t know if someone pushes him to a five-hour game what’s going to happen, but he’s one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport “, did he declare

“So I think if he comes out on the pitch, even if he’s in pain, no one will see him”

Medvedev is the fit man on the ATP Tour, however, and he’s gaining more and more confidence after not losing a match in almost four months

“The best feeling is when you win matches, so the more you win, the more you win in a row, the better the feeling

“I don’t even have the exact word to describe this I’m happy with my level in all the matches I’ve won, which I’ve played for sure

“Some games I could say I could do better, better But for me momentum, confidence means a lot

“I think you can see that once I lose it I start to make more unforced errors and this is where my game can be a bit weaker

“So I’m really happy to have managed to keep that momentum going so far, and it feels good I hope I can continue for at least two games”

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Ebene News – UA – Daniil Medvedev asks Rafael’s question Nadal before possible Clash at the Australian Open

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1398910/Daniil-Medvedev-Rafael-Nadal-Australian-Open-tennis-latest-news