Daniil Medvedev defeats Tiafoe fighter to advance to Indian Wells final

The Russian took nearly two hours and eight match points to leave the American on the road. In the final awaits the winner of the duel between Alcaraz and Sinner.

A hard fought victory was won this Saturday by Daniil Medvedev (6th) after beating Frances Tiafoe (16th) in two sets by 7-5 and 7-6(4) in the semi-finals of the Masters 1000 indian goods in the USA.

It is that the two tennis players played in a high-flying match where neither gave advantages at the start of the first set, even if In the fifth game, the American faltered with his serve, at which point the Russian had three break options which he ultimately couldn’t materialize. .

From then on, Medvedev and Tiafoe maintained solidity with their respective services until In the eleventh game, the North American doubted again, which this time took advantage of the former world number one to take a 6-5 lead and then close the set 7-5 with his serve. in 42 minutes.

In the second round, and with the psychic boost from the previous set, the European took a quick break which he then confirmed with his serve to go ahead 2-0 . Later, when everything seemed to indicate that the Russian remained in the game after leading 5-3 and having three match points, Tiafoe fumbled to hold serve then broke to equalize at 5-5 .

At this time, the match fell into irregularity, since Tiafoe gave up his serve again, but then got it back, even though his rival still had 4 match points .

The score of 6-6 forced a tiebreaker in the tie-break, a case in which Medvedev was finally able to close the game in his favor after scoring his eighth match point, winning 7-4. in 1 hour and 6 minutes of combat.

With this result, The Russian – who extended his winning streak to 19 – accepted the final of the first Masters 1000 of the season decisive match in which he will face the Spaniards Carlos Alcaraz (2nd) or Italian Jannik Sinner (13th) .

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Source: Latercera

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