Cincinnati — Novak Djokovic acknowledged he had rarely faced the sort of barrage a resilient Daniil Medvedev used so effectively to shock the world No 1 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the Cincinnati Masters semifinals on Saturday.

After losing the first set, Medvedev changed his approach midway through the second set, the Russian going for broke with pretty much every shot, particularly on second serve. The complexion of the match changed in a heartbeat as Medvedev overpowered the previously dominant Djokovic.

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