Medvedev is standing last waiting for Alcaraz or Sinner in invincible mode


the russian Daniel Medvedev, 27 years old and world No. 6, has won eighteen ATP titles, all in different locations. He wants to nail a nineteenth flag on the map of his professional record. He will try this Sunday (twelve at night) in the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000, play in the final against the best in the second semifinal, which will be played by the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and the italian Jannik Sinner.

The Muscovite has lived on the French Riviera since his youth and now living in Monte Carlo has made his work in the ‘semis’. With the authority he has shown in recent weeks, he ended local hopes by defeating the American Frances Tiafoewho gave his best when he knew himself and risked freeing the dying survivor.

Won Medvedev 7-5 and 7-6 (4) in hour and 46 minutes, requiring up to eight match balls. He did not finish serving twice for the game. He found himself doomed to a ‘tiebreak’, though he maintained the coolness of someone who felt capable of anything at any time.

The 2021 US Open champion, former world number one, is once again at his best level. He had a bad season last year, conditioned by the pain of a dramatic loss in the final of the Australian Open against Rafael Nadala hernia operation and Wimbledon’s ban on Russian tennis players for invading Ukraine.

A Medvedev who impresses when he becomes a chained machine as if nothing has gone his way. With little style but a lot of efficiency. Always at top speed, shortening times.

She knocked out 25-year-old and number 16 Frances Tiafoe twice, handing her fifth loss in as many bouts. The American hesitated for a moment, in a matter of minutes he went from finding himself 5-4 up on the scoreboard to losing the first set 7-5 and being behind 2-0 in the second.

Medvedev’s convincing 5-0 run, which opened the field towards the final. With a bit of suspense at the end because the Russian made a decision. okay thiafoHe raised three match balls with serve, but what was even more unusual was that Daniil experienced the first ‘break’, in the second break ball match, with a double fault serving for the match.

Medvedev, in the 8th ball of the ‘match’ without a prize

Although nothing takes away the vertigo of sealing a pass in an important final. Medvedev recovered immediately. Break in favor of white. And come back to get a game. The fourth ‘match’ point did not succeed, nor did the fifth. tiafoe, in a crazy way, seeing himself lost, the occasional ball entered, only possible from unconsciousness. The seventh was dropped by the American with another ‘ball’, the start of a new ‘break’ to force a ‘tiebreak’.

Unbelievable. A blow to anyone who has a game on their hands and it’s not tied. This is not the case with Medvedev. Undeterred, he tackled the ‘tiebreak’ erasing the lost occasions. He regained level, and with the eighth ‘ace’ he sealed his eighth match point. The antics of the always surprising Medvedev.

19 games won, for the fourth title

Medvedev plays from memory because he activates invincible mode based on victories. There were 19 consecutive games won, which gave him titles of Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai, as well as premiering in an Indian Wells final.

Stepping on it increases the risk. He has won the most titles (17) since 2018, the most games won (221). And in his fourteenth final, he was one of the Novak Djokovic in these five seasons.

Source: La Verdad


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