Daniil Medvedev reached his third US Open final, after beating defending champion Carlos Alcaraz in four amazing sets. Daniil will challenge Novak Djokovic in a final that will be epic for many reasons. The Russian defeated the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz with a score of 7-6(3), 6-1, 3-6 6-3, in over three hours of play, in a very high level match.
Medvedev reaches his fifth Grand Slam final: in addition to the final won in New York in 2021 against Novak Djokovic and the one lost in 2019 against Rafa Nadal, he has also lost two finals in Australia, in 2021 against Djokovic and in 2022 against Nadal.
After the victory, Medvedev explained: "I said that I would have to play at level 11 on a scale of 1 to 10 to beat Carlos. In fact, I think I played at level 12, except in the third set. He is very young: 20 years old, two Grand Slams, number one.
No one has ever been this good at such a young age. There were some fans who started screaming between my first and second serves. They were desperate. I hope they can go to sleep now."
What happened during the match between Medvedev and Alcaraz
In the first set, Medvedev's performance grows and in the tie-break the Russian's performance is excellent, closing out a suffocating performance for Carlitos 7-3.
In the second set Medvedev dominated, destroying his rival's mental certainties, provoking his errors and anticipating all his shots, with a masterful performance from the baseline, which was worth 6-1.
In the third set, Alcaraz won 6-3 by changing his strategy, opting for more aggressive tennis and with many runs to the net: a strategy that he paid for, shortening the distance with the Russian. In the fourth set, Medvedev finds himself managing the Spaniard's charge, but his winning weapon is his serve, which helps him close the fourth set and the match 6-3. Now the much awaited final against the new world no.1 Djokovic.
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