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Medvedev the strongest of the Russians

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 9, 2020

Finalist last year, Daniil Medvedev will still be in the semifinals this year! The Russian, excellent since the start of the tournament, took another step up this Wednesday, beating in three sets his compatriot and friend Andrey Rublev, who fell for Berrettini in the previous round. The world n ° 5 won 7-6, 6-3, 7-6 in 2h26 against the n ° 14. Medvedev was notably imperial in service. Author 16 aces (10 for Rublev) and 59% of first balls, he did not have the slightest break point to defend during the whole match! However, he almost lost the first set in the tie-break, when he found himself behind 6-3. But he did not panic and chained five points in a row to pocket the first round. In the second, a single break at 3-2 was enough for him to win. In the third, the two players very easily won their faceoff (four shutouts), but Medvedev had a little physical alert and had his right shoulder massaged at 5-4 for Rublev and his left thigh at 6-5. This did not prevent him from winning a shutout to go to 6-6, then win in the tie-break (7-5) on his first match point. What a demonstration! In the semifinals, the Russian will face Alex De Minaur, whom he has already beaten twice out of two, or Dominic Thiem, whom he has beaten only once in three. This promises a lot!

US OPEN (New York, United States, Grand Slam, hard outside, € 45,000,000)
Title holder: Rafael Nadal (ESP)

Semi-finals
Carreno Busta (ESP, n ° 20) – A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 5)
Medvedev (RUS, n ° 3) – De Minaur (AUS, n ° 21) or Thiem (AUT, n ° 2)

Quarter-finals
Carreno Busta (ESP, n ° 20) beats Shapovalov (CAN, n ° 12): 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-3
A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 5) beats Coric (CRO, n ° 27): 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-3
Medvedev (RUS, n ° 3) beats Rublev (RUS, # 10): 7-6 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
De Minaur (AUS, n ° 21) – Thiem (AUT, n ° 2)

Round of 16
Carreno Busta (ESP, n ° 20) beats Djokovic (SER, n ° 1): 6-5, disqualification
Shapovalov (CAN, n ° 12) beats Goffin (BEL, n ° 7): 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
Coric (CRO, n ° 27) beats Thompson (AUS): 7-5, 6-1, 6-3
A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 5) beats Davidovich Fokina (ESP): 6-2, 6-2, 6-1

Rublev (RUS, n ° 10) beats Berrettini (ITA, n ° 6): 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Medvedev (RUS, n ° 3) beats Tiafoe (USA): 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
De Minaur (AUS, n ° 21) beats Pospisil (CAN): 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-2
Thiem (AUT, n ° 2) beats Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 15): 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1

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