Medvedev swats aside Dimitrov to make US Open final as sublime run goes on

Russian wins 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 to make his first grand slam final Medvedev had never previously passed fourth round of slam Rafael Nadal waits in Sunday’s final after semi-final win The glorious, unexpected summer of Daniil Medvedev continued as he marched to his first grand slam final with a 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Grigor Dimitrov at Flushing Meadows, making him the first Russian male grand-slam finalist since Marat Safin in 2005. Medvedev, who had never previously passed the fourth round of a grand slam, entered the match having won 19 of his past 21 matches across six weeks. The strain of the effort was reflected in the strips of tape lining his body throughout his run, addressing injuries to his shoulder, adductor and quadriceps. Continue reading...

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