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Medvedev physically drained by Australian Open five-setter

Daniil Medvedev described feeling physically drained after a grueling match against Hubert Hurkacz at the Australian Open.

Despite the physical toll, he expressed confidence in being fully prepared for the upcoming semi-final. Noting the demanding nature of the tournament, including a late-night match in the second round, Medvedev admitted struggling with fatigue and the heat, especially compared to other players who seem unaffected by long matches and intense conditions.

Medvedev’s prowess as a deep-court returner was on display as he overcame Hurkacz, one of the game’s most formidable servers. After breaking early in the match, he experienced setbacks but ultimately prevailed in a five-set battle, with the turning point occurring when Hurkacz made a crucial error in the deciding set.