In his Friday semi-final win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev watched with giddy delight as his opponent fell apart.
A mere 48 hours later, Novak Djokovic turned the tables on the Russian, who like Tsitsipas crumbled at the hands of a better opponent.
Medvedev earned his second grand slam final off the back of a 20-match herculean winning streak against some of the world’s best players – it all came crashing down on Sunday when it mattered most.
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After a tight opening set where Medvedev was pipped by Djokovic despite saving the first two of three set points, a break opened up the lead for the Serbian in the second set, with Medvedev too appearing to break.
From then on, no…