Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray says Novak Djokovic lacked 'fight' in his ATP Finals defeat

1 36 times at tour level – and felt his old nemesis wasn’t willing to engage in long rallies with the Russian.

After his 6-3 6-3 win, Medvedev – who impressed Murray with his relentless baseline striking – booked his spot in the semi-finals, where he will face Rafael Nadal .

Having been disappointed by Djokovic on Wednesday night, Murray insists he will have to seriously improve if he’s to have any chance of going on to win the final edition of this tournament at the O2 Arena.

And Novak from about 4-3 in the first set after a long game, once he went a break down, I don’t know, he didn’t seem like he had his usual fight.

Murray suggested Djokovic was looking to ‘conserve energy’ but it was a tactic that was flawed against someone as solid as Medvedev.

Murray felt Djokovic lacked ‘his usual fight’ (Picture: DeFodi Images via Getty)‘He was trying to finish points up at the net, which against Medvedev you have to fight and work unbelievable hard for every point because he stands extremely far back on the return, he puts a lot of returns in play, he’s so solid at the back that you need to be willing to play long rallies with him.

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