Djokovic continues on a streak and now waits for Medvedev

Serbian Novak Djokovic, former number one in the world, beat Russian Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-3 this Friday and qualified for the semifinals of the ATP 500 in Astana, in Kazakhstan, where he will have Russian Daniil Medvedev as his rival. .

Djokovic, current number 7 in the world ranking, beat Khachanov (18) in one hour and 28 minutes of play and got his 14th. consecutive victory on the singles circuit, since he comes from winning the Tel Aviv tournament in a season in which he could not play several tournaments because he was not vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“I always have high expectations of myself. Hopefully I can raise the level of my game tomorrow because I’m going to need it,” said Djokovic, who in Astana, a tournament that takes place on hard and indoor courts, with 1.9 million dollars in awards, he will seek his 90th ATP trophy.

Djokovic, champion of 21 Grand Slams and who wants to continue climbing in the race to enter the Nitto ATP Finals, will face Medvedev in the semifinals on Saturday. The Russian, ranked 4 and second favourite, advanced to the semifinals after beating Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut (21) 6-1, 6-1 in one hour and four minutes.

Djokovic is 6-4 up on record against Medvedev. In 2021 they played three finals, with triumphs for the Serbian at the Australian Open and the Masters 1000 in Paris, while the Russian took the title at the US Open. The other semifinal in the Kazakh tournament will be between the Russian Andrey Rublev (9) and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6).

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In this contest, the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo (29) lost to the Polish Hubert Hurkacz (10) in the first round, while the current number one in the world, the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, also lost in the premiere against the Belgian David Goffin .

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