Daniil Medvedev stretched his winning streak to 12, and finished with a flourish. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday March 2, 2023

Daniil Medvedev found himself in a tense tussle with Croatia's Borna Coric on Thursday in Dubai. Down a break in the second set, trailing 2-0 but leading 40-30 in the third game, the Russian took it next level.

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He went into GOD MODE.

Medvedev would reel off the final 21 points of his 6-3, 6-2 victory over Coric to earn his 12th consecutive victory. The Rotterdam and Doha champion is into the semifinals in Dubai, where he will face World No.1 Novak Djokovic.

“I’m playing good right now, but when you play Novak, Novak is always the favorite,” Medvedev said after the match. “He’s huge, he’s playing great, moving great, you could never say that he’s 35 years old but I always had some good fights with him and I’m hoping for my best shape tomorrow because that’s the only way to beat him.”

Medvedev is 12-0 in the last 17 days, compiling the second-longest winning streak of his career.

He won 20 in a row from November 2020 through February 2021.