OREANDA-NEWS  Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev beat Serbian Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Dubai. In the final, he will play with compatriot Andrey Rublev. In 14 years, they will become the first Russians to meet in the final of an ATP singles tournament. The match ended with the score 6:4, 6:4 in favor of the Russian. The tennis players spent 1 hour and 35 minutes on the court. Medvedev made eight aces, realized three break points out of four. During the game, he made one double mistake. The Serb has five aces, one realized break point out of one and one double fault.

Thus, Novak Djokovic broke a 20-match winning streak and allowed his first defeat in 2023.

Today, on March 3, Andrey Rublev won the match with the German Alexander Zverev with a score of 6:3, 7:6.

The tournament in Dubai is held on the hard surface. The total prize fund is more than $2.8 million.