ATP Finals: Medvedev beats Casper in straight sets to reach final – Turin News
The Russian soared by the spherical-robin stage with an ideal 3-0 report and performed with such confidence towards Ruud as he overpowered the Norwegian together with his flat and deep groundstrokes in a dominant efficiency to advance after 80 minutes in Turin.
“As soon as you are a set and a break up you feel like you are in control, but that is when the danger is. You need to stay focused and fight for every point. In the last game, I had 0/30 on my serve, and until the last point, it is never over. So I am happy I was able to finish it,” mentioned Medvedev mentioned in his on-courtroom interview.
“I think all the matches were a great level. Different opponents and different styles. I managed to win all the matches. It was not an easy match [today]. When you are in the final you can’t complain, so I am just looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully I can have my best match,” he added.
Medvedev now leads Ruud 3-0 in their Head2Head collection, having additionally defeated the World No 8 on the grass in Mallorca in June en route to the title.
The Russian second seed made a rapid begin towards Ruud by imposing his explosive sport. In the quick circumstances, the Russian was sturdy on serve in the primary set, profitable 85 p.c (17/20) of factors behind his first supply as he sealed the opener after 42 minutes.
The World No. 2 continued to management proceedings in the second set as he coped with Ruud’s selection to nice impact, coping with the’22-yr-previous’s slice and drop pictures to transfer 4-2 forward. Medvedev then raced to the end line, firing 17 winners and committing 14 unforced errors in the match to safe victory.
The 25-yr-previous will face Serbia’s world primary Novak Djokovic or German third seed Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s final.
“At this moment we are the Top 3 in the rankings. Just three of us left here, so I am looking forward to a great match tomorrow no matter who I play. I had a few tough matches against Novak lately and a few tough matches against Sascha and one here this week, so it is going to be interesting,” mentioned Medvedev.