Fourth in the world rankings is due to reach the final against Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday (2:00 PM). The Bulgarian won against American Marcos Giron 6:3 4:6 6:3. The third semifinalist is Croatian Borna Korik, who defeated Hubert Hrákáz (POL/5) 6:4 6:7 (2/7) 7:6 (7/5). His opponent is Denis Shapovalov of Canada, who had a 6:3 6:3 control of British Daniel Evans.
As in the first two rounds, Couric had to play for more than two hours, this time it was almost three. On Thursday, he also defeated world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE/2) in a tie-break. “After the 16th round, I needed the support of the crowd today,” said the 25-year-old, especially thanking the Croatian fans.
As strong as against Thiem
This gives Medvedev the only seed in the semi-finals. He continued his demonstration against Thiem against Sinner. He took serve from the 21-year-old early on, the break in the second set was crucial to level it 2-1.
Medvedev in the semifinals
Thiem winner Daniil Medvedev confidently advanced to the semi-finals at the Erst Bank Open in Vienna. Number one of the tournament defeated Italian Jannik Sinner in straight sets.
As a shock, there has been no rise against Medvedev this week, with the 26-year-old only allowing a breakball against Thiem. Sinner, who suffered an ankle injury during the tournament, also made a lot of mistakes and is 0:4 head-to-head.
Happy Medvedev finds everything easy
Medvedev had recently become a father, and this also had an indirect effect on his better form, as he said: “The happier you are in life, the easier it is for you at court. I am currently happy in my life , That’s why I’m the one on the pitch.” In addition, he worked successfully on the serve with his coach, Gilles Cervara. “The serve is probably the most important shot in tennis. It’s one of my weapons and I’ve served Astana and here so far.”
“I know again that I can win against the best players in the biggest tournament. There are two more important matches and then two important tournaments. I hope I can continue like this.” Medvedev Paris next week -Berci are going to the Masters 1000 tournament and eventually have the ATP Finals in Turin on their agenda.However, they haven’t qualified for the season finale yet.
Things are going well again for Dimitrov
Because Medvedev has won only one tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico, in early August this year. In Vienna they competed only in 2020 and were eliminated in the quarter-finals. Dimitro Arste is also a newcomer in the semi-finals of the Bank Open. The 31-year-old followed suit against Giron, beating Russian Lady Ruble (3) the day before.
After a confidently drawn first set, the American took the lead in the second round, and the third set saw the result open. After avoiding a break after being 0:40 behind, Dimitrov hit it to make it 5:4 and was dismissed after 1:58 hours. Dimitrov had won only one match from the second week of August to Vienna, now things are going again.
Dimitrov is in the semi-finals for the third time on the tour this year, but he has not yet reached the final. In the face-to-face the world is number 32. 2:3 Against Medvedev. He is warned: “Grigor can play great. He played incredibly against me at Indian Wells (2021, note). I lost, although I didn’t do much wrong.”
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