Second seed Dominic Thiem takes on third seed Daniil Medvedev in a scintillating semifinal on the US Open.
Thiem has performed sensible tennis to date. After a rusty opening-win in opposition to Jaume Munar who retired damage after two units, the Austrian thrashed Sumit Nagal within the second spherical in straight units. He caught to his strengths overcoming former US Open champion, Marin Cilic in 4 units within the third spherical.
The fast-rising Felix Auger Aliassime was dispatched 7-6 6-1 6-1 within the fourth spherical. One other Subsequent-Gen participant, Alex De Minaur was proven the door in straight units within the quarterfinals.
However, Medvedev has been taking part in no-nonsense tennis having not misplaced a single set to date. He started his marketing campaign outlasting Federico Delbonis in straight units. He gained in three units in opposition to Christopher O’Connell within the second spherical. He overcame the wildcard, Jeffrey John Wolf 6-3 6-3 6-2 within the third spherical.
Homeboy, Frances Tiafoe was thrashed with simply the lack of 5 video games within the fourth spherical. Enjoying in opposition to his good friend and compatriot, Andrey Rublev within the quarterfinals, Medvedev etched out a tricky 7-6 6-3 7-6 win to ebook his spot within the semis.
Head to Head report
Thiem leads the face to face report 2-1 in opposition to Medvedev.
“I might say that he comes very near the Huge Three when it comes to how he can play his prime stage for… 4, 5, six hours, that’s going to be actually troublesome, however, I’m wanting ahead to that one, it’s going to be a fantastic semi-final,” mentioned Thiem praising his opponent forward of the showdown.
“Dominic is a tricky opponent to play… I received to really feel it final 12 months within the last of Barcelona, on laborious courts, I feel it’s a little bit simpler after I say ‘simpler’, he simply made the ultimate of the Australian Open, for me, will probably be simpler to play him on laborious courts than clay courts,” opined Medvedev outlining his gameplan.
Whereas Thiem would use heavy topspin in his one-handed backhand to bother Medvedev, the Russian would look to place Thiem on the fallacious foot together with his constant groundstrokes. Thiem can have an edge if there are lengthy rallies and Medvedev must be sensible on the internet to fetch factors.
Having misplaced in a tricky five-set last to Rafael Nadal in the final 12 months’ US Open, Medvedev can be eager to make amends these 12 months. After ending as a runner-up in three grand slam finals, that is Thiem’s finest probability to clinch his maiden slam and do justice to his monumental potential.
On this grueling match on the large stage, each gamer must take it to level by level to get by means of.