It was only the 30-year old's second title of a hard year in which he has struggled for form, faced injuries and split with his long-standing coaching team.
The former world number one, who was shocked by Sam Querrey in round three at SW19 a year ago, now has his eyes fixed firmly on a greater prize.
"It comes in the right moment, because I need to build that kind of level of confidence and the matches won obviously help that".
Pliskova was ruthlessly efficient as she beat 2009 Eastbourne champion Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets 6-4 6-4 in 1hr21min.
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"I'm really glad that I'll be able to fight for the trophy tomorrow". But it's the same previous year. "That's what happened, and it came out that I got the title". "I'm just happy to be through to the final".
Wozniacki said playing back-to-back matches Thursday as organizers played catch-up with the schedule after rain delays early in the week contributed to her injury. "I have been enjoying this tournament so much".
The Serb then broke Medvedev's serve in the next game before serving out for the set, and immediately broke again in the opening game of the second set.
"Mario's my very good friend", said Djokovic. Either way, however, both players have performed well this week. I hit good forehands and backhands and I served well. So I think there is a lot of positives to take with. "Coming into Wimbledon and I will be available for Novak", Ancic told the Sportarena newspaper.