Djokovic, who’s chasing a sixth title on the season-ending championship to match Roger Federer’s file, drew first blood in a decent opening set to take a 5-3 lead and consolidated the break for the early benefit within the match.
Trailing 5-4 within the subsequent, the Serbian saved three set factors and drew stage with a blistering cross-court shot on the finish of a 26-shot rally however appeared to wrestle bodily in shedding the tiebreak as he allowed Medvedev again into the match.
Having already reached the semi-finals after beating Andrey Rublev on Wednesday, some might need anticipated Djokovic to ease up and save his power for Saturday’s semi-final assembly with Taylor Fritz however the 35-year-old responded in model.
The Serbian battled again from a break down within the decider at hand Medvedev his third straight defeat after three hours and 5 minutes.
“Daniil and I have had some battles in the past and I knew coming into the match it was going to be his last of the season and he wouldn’t want to finish with a loss,” Djokovic stated.
“I started off well, had chances in the second set, had break points but he played very well in those decisive points. He was playing really quick. I didn’t feel physically well in the third, struggled a lot. It’s a battle and it’s a fight.
“Having the ability to discover the final drop of power to come back again … at 4-5 (within the third set) I managed to learn his serve and anticipate properly and bought myself in a very good place.”
Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Russian Rublev in a while Friday, with the winner going through Norway’s Casper Ruud within the semis.