Daniil Medvedev upsets Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati Masters semis

Cincinnati Masters 2019 Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys Win Men's and Women's Singles Titles

Cincinnati Masters 2019 Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys Win Men's and Women's Singles Titles

Novak Djokovic of Serbia congratulates Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation after their match during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2019 in Mason, Ohio.

The Russian dropped the first set 6-3 and had to save a break point at 3-2 in the second set.

Russia's Medvedev battled back from a set down and behind in the second set to reach the final at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

"When someone serves a 128 miles-per-hour second serve and doesn't make too many doubles faults and goes for every shot, you just have to put your hat down and congratulate him".

Medvedev is yet to win one of those finals but today represents his best opportunity, and certainly he'll start at a shorter price today than he did either against Nick Kyrgios (in Washington) or Rafa Nadal, who he met last week in Montreal - he's now trading at [1.46] on the Exchange to lift the trophy tonight. "Novak, he was destroying me on the second serve so at one moment, at three-all, love-30, I'm like 'okay, what's the matter'".

Medvedev added that it was par for the course to go for broke on his second serve when trailing in a match. He realised he couldn't beat Djokovic in long rallies so he shortened the points. The crowd gave me so much energy.

Daniil Medvedev shocks Novak Djokovic to reach Cincinnati Masters final
Those wins suggest Russian Federation always had a good tennis school, the best in the world. The crowd gave me so much energy. "He's working his way to the top five (in the world)".

With momentum, he was able to take the third set as well, and his 16 accessible were the most Djokovic has given up this year in three-set matches.

"He played incredible tennis from 4-3 in the second set".

Medvedev powered to a 4-1 lead in the opening set but had to win it in a tiebreaker as Goffin, coached by 2002 Australian open victor Thomas Johansson, fought back.

Meanwhile, Goffin surged to a 4-1 lead with a backhand victor down the line in the first set and overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second by winning five of the next six games in his win over Gasquet.

The final between Medvedev and Goffin gets underway in Cincinnati at 9pm. "I didn't know", the Belgian said.

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