Medvedev prevails in the Russian derby and reaches his fifth consecutive final |  Video

the russian Daniil Medvedev he won this Friday by 7-6 (5), 3-6 and 6-3 to his compatriot Karen Khachanova and qualified for the final of the Masters 1,000 Miamiin a year in which he has already conquered three titlesin addition to being finalist at Indian Wells.

Medvedev carry 23 wins in their last 24 gameswith titles in Doha, Rotterdam and Dubaiand his only defeat came in the Californian desert against the Spanish Carlos Alcarazwho will play this Friday in the semifinal against the Italian Jannik Sinner.

The Russian player will play this Sunday the eighth final of his career in a Masters 1,000, all arrivals on fast surface, their specialty. It is the first time that he reaches the last act of the Miami tournament.

He world number five and former number one won for the fourth time in five precedents to Khachanovwho closed a high-level tournament in which he eliminated the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipassecond favourite, in addition to defeating the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo in the quarterfinals.

Medvedev, what He has not won a Masters 1,000 since Toronto 2021He did not play his best tennis and suffered in particular with the second serve, but he knew how to get ahead.

He wasted a lead break (5-3) and a set point and had to go through the tiebreaker before being able to take advantage against Khachanovwhich reached quarterfinals for the first time since 2019.

In a clash between two of the best serving players in the world, Medvedev paid the only breaking ball conceded in the second quarter with a 6-3 that equalized the duel and forced the third quarter.

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At times the inertia of the party was in favor of Khachanovwho had a breaking ball at the opening of the third set that could change the history of the match.

He did not have problems to sentence the duel with a definitive 6-3 and stamped the ticket for the final of the Sundaywhich will be played at 11:00 a.m.Central Mexico time.

It will be measured with one between alcaraznumber one in the world, and Jannik Sinnernumber eleven, who will repeat the semifinals won by him from Murcia two weeks ago in Indian Wells.

alcaraz carry 18 consecutive sets and lives a tremendous moment of form. Eliminated the Argentine Facundo Bagnisthe serbian dusan lajovic, tommy paul and taylor fritz.

It is measured with a Sinner who arrives at the appointment with one more day of rest, after an accessible quarterfinal won by the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori.

For retain world number one, alcaraz must revalidate the title won in Miami last year. If not, the Serbian Novak Djokovic will recover the first world position.

the serb is absent in Miami unable to enter the United States for his refusal to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The current regulation in USA prevents access to non-residents and non-vaccinated non-citizens until the next April 10.

(With information from EFE)

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