On the hard-courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadows, New York), the matches of the highly anticipated US Open 2021 are being played, the last Grand Slam of the season, during which there will be the absences of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
On Sunday Daniil Medvedev will play the third final in a Grand Slam tournament, the second in New York after the one lost in five sets against Nadal in 2019 and also the second in a 2021 that nails him - with merit - to the second seat of the ranking, the first if the Serbian extraterrestrial is excluded.
Felix Auger-Aliassime could have won the second set - where he was 5-2 ahead - but if he had probably won it, it would have changed the form of the Russian's victory, but not the substance. A single break decides the first fraction, the one that Medvedev scores at 3-3 at the first and only chance of the set for those who are in response.
Ahead 5-2 in the second set, the Canadian collapses badly undergoing a partial of five consecutive games, winning just two of the last 17 points. The Canadian also missed two setpoints at 5-3 with his serve available in a game that also saw him ahead 30-0.
Basically the young Canadian's game ends here in what is thought to be the first of a substantial series of Grand Slam semifinals. Medvedev at the start puts two breaks away between himself and Auger-Aliassime and ends up by marking a success 6-2 that has never really been questioned.