A confrontation erupted between Tsitsipas and Medvedev after their 2019 conflict in Shanghai, when the Greek lashed out on the Russian’s “boring” play, together with his giant serve and constant baseline rallies.
Tsitsipas has modified his thoughts now, with the 25-year-old on a 19-match win streak courting again to November.
“Medvedev is going to be a difficult task. He’s in very good shape, playing good tennis, playing accurate, playing simple,” stated Tsitsipas.
“Might have said in the past that he plays boring, but I don’t really think he plays boring.
“He simply performs very smart and outplays you.”
The 22-year-old Tsitsipas used to be two units down and appeared to be heading for defeat towards Nadal prior to launching an astonishing comeback to move via 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, 7-Five in 4 hours and 5 mins.
“Stefanos is an amazing player, big serve, great volley,” stated Medvedev, who beat fellow Russian Andrey Rublev over 3 units in his quarter-final.
“Tough to play. I think he’s improving physically because maybe two years ago could say, yeah, out of five sets it’s maybe not bad to play him. I don’t think it’s the case right now.”
Both males head into the semi-final bidding for a maiden Grand Slam identify.
Tsitsipas hasn’t ever long past past a semi-final prior to, falling to Nadal within the ultimate 4 on the 2019 Australian Open and to Djokovic at Roland Garros ultimate yr.
He has his attractions set on changing into the youngest Grand Slam champion since Djokovic received the identify at Melbourne Park in 2008 and the primary Greek, guy or lady, to raise a big trophy.
Medvedev shall be enjoying his first semi in Melbourne as he continues to knock at the door of Grand Slam luck, having reached the 2019 US Open last, the place he used to be pipped in 5 units by way of Nadal, and the ultimate 4 in New York in 2020.
Earlier on Rod Laver Arena on Friday the Czech 3rd seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova will face Elise Mertens of Belgium and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, the second one seeds, within the girls’s doubles last.