In the first All-Russian Major Quarterfinals, last year’s US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev beat Andrey Rublev 7-6, 6-3, 7-6 in 2 hours and 27 minutes. Medvedev advanced to his second major semifinal in New York, winning all five games in a straight set and remaining on the first major title course.
It’s a tense battle between two best friends who have played each other since their junior years, where Medvedev won the decisive moment, signed a straight set contract and faced Dominic Thiem in the last four innings. I booked.
Both had more winners than unforced errors, with Medvedev taking the lead, scoring 51 direct points with 37 errors and leaving Rublev at a ratio of 23-17. With 16 aces under his belt, the older Russian dominated on his first serve, played better on his second serve and never experienced danger behind the first shot. did.
Meanwhile, he stole Andrey’s serve once in the second set, transforming the only break opportunity, claiming that both tiebreakers escaped more drama beyond the top. Finding the rhythm of the serve from the beginning, both players served well in the opener to reach the tiebreaker.
Andrey was held in the first game after an extended rally of more than 30 strokes, before Medvedev named him on the scoreboard with the service winner of the second game. Unreturned provides both players with safe games 3 and 4, making more powerful hits behind the first shot and staying locked at 3-3.
Medvedev held 5-5 in Game 10 and returned from 0-40 on the 11th to win the first deuce of the return. As Andrey held to move up 6-5, the stadium was weakened and we missed some points. Medvedev dominated both serve and forehand, bringing home the twelfth game at 15 and setting a tiebreaker. So Andrey opened a 6-3 lead after the lucky netcode winner.
At the crucial moment of the encounter, the young Russian wasted all three set points, dropped two straight points on the serve, Daniel sealed the set with an ace, and rattled five consecutive points 62 minutes later. I rang and stole it.
Backed by this momentum, Medvedev lost most of his points behind the first shot in Set 2 and put pressure on the other side of the net, securing the only break with the smash winner in Game 6. Danil, who serves the set, fired the winner of the service, clinched in 32 minutes, opened two sets to love the gap, and collected boosts before set number 3.
There, after Rublev did not make a break chance across the encounter, he kept in touch and did his best to reach the tiebreaker, with 12 command holds on each side. They traded an early mini-break and Andrey returned from 5-3, but dropped points to Saab 5-6 and pushed his compatriots into the semis.
– Tennis Sports
Daniil Medvedev defeats Andrey Rublev to set Dominic Thiem’s clash
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