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Medvedev contains demons to beat Dimitrov and reach US Open final

Medvedev contains demons to beat Dimitrov and reach US Open final Medvedev contains demons to beat Dimitrov and reach US Open final
Noah Ferguson | 10 September, 2019, 14:47

Fifth seed Medvedev, appearing in the last four of a Grand Slam for the first time, continued his knack of winning the big points while arguably playing the less eye-catching tennis as he beat Bulgarian former world number three Dimitrov 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

In Sunday's final, Medvedev will face either 18-time major champion Rafael Nadal or Matteo Berrettini, a 23-year-old from Italy who is seeded 24th, who are now facing each other in the semifinals.

Before Nadal and Medvedev take center stage on Sunday the women will have their day on Saturday with 37-year-old Williams needing a win over 19-year-old sensation Andreescu to snatch a record equaling 24th career Grand Slam singles title.

The Spanish tennis star, 33, defeated Matteo Berrettini 7-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Friday night at the 2019 U.S. Open. "That's where I've been going step by step", he added. I do think I was kind of lucky to win it, " Medvedev said about Dimitrov. It's great that I have this experience playing him in the final of a Masters.

"Of course, I would love to be the one who achieves more grand slams, but I still sleep very well without that".

Dimitrov, who was long ago dubbed "Baby Fed" because of his similar one-handed backhand and all-court game to Federer, had needed almost 1½ years before he reached a semifinal at any tour-level event, much less a major.

His semi-final victory on Friday sends the 23-year-old through to his fourth straight final and stretches his win streak to 12 matches.

Tennis history was also made on Friday after the victories for Nadal and Medvedev.

The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander chases his 19th career Grand Slam singles title, one shy of Roger Federer's all-time men's record, in his 27th Slam final and his fifth championship match on the NY hardcourts.

HE'S brought attitude and his A game to NY and now Russian upstart Daniil Medvedev has been rewarded with the chance to break the big three's decade-long domination of the grand slams.

"I give myself another chance, as I did in Wimbledon, as I did in Australia, as I did in Roland Garros".

"It's just another chance on Sunday", Nadal said. Nadal said. "I survived at that moment and. after that, the match completely changed". Nadal will play the final for the 5th time.

Djokovic, victor in four of the previous five Slams, went out in the US Open fourth round to three-time Slam victor Stan Wawrinka, a left shoulder injury forcing the Serbian star to retire.

Roger Federer, the No. 3 seed and owner of 20 Grand Slam titles, finished his five-set loss to 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals, but was clearly compromised by a problem with his upper back. Nobody says, 'Nadal has a great serve.' But it bothers you.

The omens are good for the Spaniard as each of his three U.S. Open titles have come in years when he also won the French Open. His run in NY - highlighted by that five-set quarterfinal win over Federer - was a plucky reminder of how just how good he could be at his best.

"It means a lot to be back where I am today after some tough moments at the beginning of the season", said Nadal, who battled a right hip injury early in the year.

None of the other men left has played in a major final, let alone won one.

"I lost a lot of matches in my career when I was getting insane".

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