Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Medvedev Reaches First Masters Final At Rogers Cup

Medvedev Reaches First Masters Final At Rogers Cup

The Frenchman was forced to play a quarterfinal delayed more than 18 hours by inclement weather against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on Saturday afternoon.

"I love these matches, night session, Rafa", Monfils said.

Rafael Nadal needed a set to get adjusted before unloading on Fabio Fognini for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory and a place in the ATP Montreal Masters semi-finals.

It was Medvedev's first win over Thiem in three career matches.

This is evidenced by some stunning 2019 hard court numbers.

"I'm playing very well right now".

Unlike at Flushing Meadows past year, where Osaka won her first Grand Slam title, there were no fiery exchanges with the umpire, no smashed rackets, no point or game penalties - just a rock-solid performance from Williams.

"I've played a lot of these". With this in mind, it's hard to disagree hugely with market lines and Medvedev looks justified as favourite to likely meet Nadal in tomorrow's final.

Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation (pic) hits a shot against Austria's Dominic Thiem of Austria during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal August 9, 2019.

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Open final , which Osaka won 6-2, 6-4 after Williams received a game penalty for arguing with officials. I go into every match thinking I can do it, but sometimes that doesn't happen.

But very quickly you could see that physically I was not fit as I was at the beginning of the week.

Eighth seed Medvedev prevailed 6-1 7-6 (6) over Khachanov in a victory that will make him Russia's top-ranked player on Monday but felt he should have finished his rival off earlier.

"I was expecting a tougher match". "It saved me a lot of energy". I was like: "'Yeah, but we never know, '" Monfils said.

The Russian faces sixth-seeded compatriot Karen Khachanov or German third seed Alexander Zverev in the last four.

The 22-year-old Rogers Cup champion in 2017 gave the damaged hardware to a young fan in the front row, but the support he enjoyed at the start of the match began to wane.

"I was happy that I fought no matter what", noted Monfils, who said earlier in the week he was not 100 per cent physically. "But today was 50/50, it was really nice".

Up next for Andreescu will be unseeded American Sofia Kenin, who extended her impressive Toronto run with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 win over Ukrainian former champion Elina Svitolina.

In June, Khachanov became the first Russian to be ranked in the top-10 since Mikhail Youzhny in February 2011, and Medvedev joined him last month. "Both of us, we don't like to play each other, so we were tense".

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