Tsitsipas knocks out Medvedev in the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000

First modification: 21/08/2022 - 04:38Last modification: 21/08/2022 - 04:36

Cincinnati (United States) (AFP) – Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev, number one in men's tennis, in three sets on Saturday in the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000.

Tsitsipas, number seven in the ATP, will fight on Sunday for his third Masters 1000 title against Croatian Borna Coric, the lowest-ranked finalist (152nd) in Cincinnati history.

In Saturday's semifinal, Tsitsipas prevailed 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-3 over Medvedev, against whom he had succumbed so far in seven of their nine direct confrontations.

The last of those clashes was a controversial victory for Medvedev in January in the Australian Open semifinals.

The Russian, who has not reached a Masters 1000 final this year, will start the defense of his US Open title in nine days, his only Grand Slam crown.